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Robert McILROY

Regimental number1791
Place of birthRed Hill, Mornington, Victoria
SchoolRed Hill No 1301 State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGardener
AddressBox 15, Frankston, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 6"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinFather, William J McIlroy, Red Hill, Mornington, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 October 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialEstaires Communal Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 30), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Elizabeth MCILROY, Red Hill, Mornington, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Ferry Post, 24 May 1916, and reverted to the ranks.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, hip); admitted to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916.

Died of wounds, 21 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McILROY Robert

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