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Robert Thomas LENNOX

Regimental number997
Place of birthBelmont, Geelong, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
Other trainingCarpentry
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressColac Road, Belmont, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7.5"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louisa M Lennox, Colac Road, Belmont, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 10 months in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery, Geelong, Victoria; discharged on leaving the district.
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Marshell and Mary LENNOX. Native of Belmont, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2684 Pte Harold Marshall LENNOX, 29th Bn, killed in action, 2 November 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 14 May 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Appointed Temporary Corporal, 7 February 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 24 February 1916, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir.

Promoted Corporal, Ferry Post, 25 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Now, 1 June 1917, reported 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916' (statement by 4004 Pte H. DYALL, 60th Bn).

Statement, Red Cross File No 1590107, 4908 Pte H.W. PRETTY, 60th Bn (patient, St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, England), undated: 'Informant states that on July 19th at Levantie he saw Lennox shot dead in the German trench, which they reached but did not hold.'
SourcesNAA: B2455, LENNOX Robert Thomas
Red Cross File No 1590107

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