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Robert Francis LINTON

Regimental number5135
Place of birthSpringfield, Tasmania
SchoolSpringfield State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressSpringfield, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Mr G E Linton, Springfield, Scottsdale, Tasmania
Enlistment date9 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe had a natural talent as carpenter and mechanic. Enlisted as Private but was soon taken as Gunner with Lewis Machine guns.
FateKilled in Action 24 April 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 20), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Elizabeth LINTON, Meldreth, South Springfield, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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