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Robert KIDD

Regimental number5402
Place of birthGlenlyon, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressMountain View via Poowong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Olivia Kidd, Mountain View via Poowong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment: reason illegible)
Enlistment date15 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 February 1916
Place of enlistmentWarragul, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918
Discharge date21 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Mamari', 21 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 4 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, left shoulder), Melbourne, 21 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KIDD Robert

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