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Robert William HORE

Date of birth2 November 1886
Place of birthTalgarno, Victoria
SchoolAlbury and Table Top Public Schools
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationAuctioneer
Addressc/o Dalgety and Co. Ltd., Albury, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Mr O T Hore, 'Glenleigh', Bowna via Albury, New South Wales
Previous military service6th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
Enlistment date20 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Battery 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Artillery
Promotions

Major


Unit: 2nd Division Artillery
Promotion date: 4 May 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917). Second MID awarded, and promulgated, 'London gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).
Recommendation date: 4 March 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateDied of wounds 9 October 1918
Place of death or woundingEstrees, France
Age at death32
Place of burialSt Sever Cemetery Extension (Block S, Plot V, Row C, Grave No. 5), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
13
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Oliver and Jane HORE. Native of Bowna, New South Wales
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 7287A Driver Ernest Thomas HORE, 2nd Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 10 April 1919; 1008A Sergeant Ivan Norman HORE, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 15 September 1918; 726 Driver Leslie Drummond HORE, 36th Heavy Artillery Group, returned to Australia, 5 November 1917; Brother-in-law: 30551 Corporal Edmund Matthew BOND, 2nd Trench Mortar Battery, died of wounds, 21 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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