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Robert Thomas LAY

Regimental number5025
Place of birthSingleton, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShunter
AddressPercy Street, Bankstown, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alice Isobel Lay, Percy Street, Bankstown, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 9 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date19 October 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kenilworth Castle', 12 March1918; transshipped to SS.Field Marshall', Durban, 23 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 22 May 1918, for overland travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: debility), Sydney, 19 October 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 January 1952
Age at death67
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, LAY Robert Thomas

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