|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Ballymena, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Little Arthur Street, North Adelaide, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||36|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Beatrice A. McCaw, Little Archer Street, North Adelaide, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 15.3 years in the Royal Irish Rifles, British Army; 1.1 years in the Instructional Staff (still serving at time of AIF enlistment).|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Morphettville, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant|
|Unit name||3rd Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/8/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board TRANSPORT A17 Port Lincoln on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||47th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Mary McCAW|
War service: proceeded from Egypt to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.
Wounded, Monash Valley, 17 May 1915 (bayonet wound, slight); admitted to Ras el Tin Hospital, Alexandria, 19 May 1915. Transferred to England, 9 June 1915, and admitted to hospital, Manchester. Returned to Egypt (no details recorded).
Embarked Alexandria to rejoin Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 November 1915; admitted to A&NZ Base, Mudros, 18 November 1915; rejoined unit at Destroyer Hill, Gallipoli, 21 November 1915.
Detached to Machine Gun School, 1-23 December 1915 (passed 'distinguished'); rejoined unit from detachment, 3 January 1916.
Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Transferred to 47th Bn, 2and appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 6 March 1916.
Admitted to 12th Field Ambulance, 28 April 1916 (acute laryngitis and tonsillitis), and transferred same day to 54th Casualty Clearing Station; to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 9 May 1916; rejoined unit from hospital, 24 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseiiles, France, 9 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 6 July 1916 (slightly: gun shot wound, right leg and fracture, left side of face), andadmitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 7 July 1916; to Ambulance Train, 7 July 1916, and admitted same day to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux. Transferred to England, 8 July 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 9 July 1916. Rejoined unit, in the field, 12 September 1916.
Seconded to 12th Training Bn, Codford, England, 28 October 1916, and marched in, 31 October 1916.
Promoted Lieutenant, and remained seconded, 1 January 1917.
Admitted to Cobham Hall Hospital, Kent, 26 July 1917 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 September 1917 (no further details recorded). Medical Board, 3 September 1917, recommended return to Australia.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 10 September 1917 (neurasthenia); disembarked Adelaide, 9 November 1917.
Re-embarked Melbourne on board HT 'Beltana', 19 January 1918; disembarked London, England, 21 March 1918.
Reported to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth for embarkation to Australia, 27 March 1918; commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 5 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 30 May 1918; discharged (medically unfit) (appointment terminated), 1 July 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||49|
|Place of burial||AIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McCAW Robert John|