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Robert William LINKLATER

Regimental number7609
Place of birthStromness, Orkney, Scotland
SchoolTrinity Academy, Leith, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, R A Linklater, 4 Portland Terrace, Leith, Scotland
Enlistment date9 April 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was apprentice on a transport called SS Benlarig which he left at Fremantle along with two others. He went to Perth and joined up. The Benlarig sailed from Fremantle and was never heard of since.
FateKilled in Action 10 August 1918
Place of death or woundingLihons, France
Age at death18.10
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VII, Row E, Grave No. 14), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Catherina LINKLATER, 4 Portland Terrace, Leith, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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