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Robert MITCHELL

Regimental number146
Place of birthArmagh, Ireland
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationSoldier
AddressVictoria Barracks, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 6"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinM Richardson, 27 Charles Road, Lagan, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the 6th Dragoons, British Army.
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date23 October 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Carpentaria', 8 August 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gas poisoning, shell), Sydney, 23 October 1918.

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

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death8 July 1936
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, MITCHELL Robert

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