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Robertson Roger BALFOUR

Regimental number1791
Place of birthPortland, Victoria
SchoolState SchoolNo 1883, Bethanga, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address51 Harris Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinBrother, Alexander Balfour, 23 Ewing Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 May 1916
Place of enlistmentWangaratta, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 11 February 1918
Date of death11 February 1918
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery, Steerwerck (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 26), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
127
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander Robertson and janet Cowan Balfour. Native of Portland, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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