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Robert Oliver GAY

Regimental number1915
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
Other NamesRobert Olive
SchoolKapunda Public School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMiner
Address8 Hamilton Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinSister, Miss Doris Gay, Kapunda, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets.
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 18 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateDeceased
Place of death or woundingBellicourt, France
Age at death19.3
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialBellicourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row K, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
138
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Maud GAY. Native of Boulder, Western Australia

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