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Robert Bailey McDERMAID

Regimental number1774
Place of birthBrunswick, Victoria
Place of birthTalbot, Victoria
SchoolTalbot State School
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationButcher
AddressTyers Street, Hamilton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Jas McDermaid, Tyers Street, Hamilton, Victoria
Enlistment date30 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateDied as a result of accident 14 July 1918
Place of death or woundingnear Amiens, France
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XX, Row C, Grave No. 4), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
94
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Caralulup State School Roll of Honor ('In Honor of the Pupils of the Caralulpup State School who served the Empire in the Great War'), Victoria. Parents: James and Louisa McDERMAID, Tyre Street, Hamilton, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin killed in action John Leslie Balley.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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