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Regimental number1638
Place of birthNewtown, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Peter Wild Birdsall Greenbury, Ascot Street, Newtown, Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.7
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Peter Wild Birdsalll Greenbury, Ascot Street, Newtown, Toowoomba, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in School Cadets and the Militia. Previously rejected for enlistment on account of injuries, 'since cured'.
Enlistment date29 March 1915
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAMC Convalescent Depot
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/84/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 22 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 21 April 1918
Discharge date12 July 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 21 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 7 June 1918, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 12 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFather's third given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Burtzel.
Date of death30 June 1972
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREENBURY Robert

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