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Robert William LINDNER

Regimental number1663
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressTutye, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 9.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, T. Lindner, Myer's Creek, via Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 March 1916
Place of enlistmentGuyen, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1663A
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Discharge date15 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France from 10th Training Bn, 9 September 1916; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, no date stated.

Proceeded to unit, 6 October 1916; taken on strength of 60th Bn, 9 October 1916.

Admitted to No 39 Casualty Clearing Station, 16 January 1917; transferred to No 23 Ambulance Train, 19 January 1917; to No 14 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 19 January 1917 (mumps); to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 3 February 1917; discharged to Base Depot, 22 February 1917.

Admitted to No 24 General Hospital, Etaples, 24 February 1917 (trench feet); transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 19 March 1917; to No 5 Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 22 March 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 7 April 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 11 April 1917; rejoined 60th Bn, 21 April 1917.

Detached to No 3 Army Sniping School, 9 July 1917; rejoined unit, 22 July 1917.

On leave to England, 29 September 1917; rejoined unit, 11 October 1917.

Admitted to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 10 March 1918 (gastritis) and transferred to 5th Australian Divisional Rest Station the same day; discharged and rejoined unit, 15 March 1918.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 16 September 1918.

Admitted to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 17 September 1918 (conjunctivitis); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, no date stated; to No 41 Stationary Hospital, 18 September 1918; discharged to unit, 30 September 1918.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 59th Bn, 3 October 1918.

Admitted to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 21 October 1918 (influenza); transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 21 October 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, 7 November 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, 18 December 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 31 December 1918; transferred to, and taken on strength of 58th Bn, 5 January 1919.

On leave to the United Kingdom, 16 January 1919; rejoined unit, 14 February 1919.

Admitted to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 15 February 1919 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to No 5 Casualty Clearing Station, 15 February 1919; to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station, Charleroi, 22 February 1919; to No 36 Ambulance Train, no date stated; to No 14 General Hospital, 24 February 1919; to the United Kingdom, 3 March 1919; to Military Hospital, Endell Street, 3 March 1919; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 10 March 1919; discharged to furlough, 17 March 1919, and to report to No 2 Command Depot, 31 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 10 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 31 May 1919; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit), 15 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 April 1932
Age at death47
Place of burialTutye Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, LINDNER Robert William

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