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Robert Vincent PAYNE

Regimental number174
Date of birth24 July 1894
Place of birthMelrose, South Australia
Place of birthMt Remarkable, South Australia
SchoolRichmond Public School, South Australia
OccupationTelephone mechanic
AddressRichmond, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, George John Payne, Richmond, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets and Citizen Forces 78th Battalion.
Enlistment date9 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was an only son.
FateKilled in Action 30 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialGordon Dump Cemetery (Plot IX, Row L, Grave No. 1), Ovillers-La-Boiselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George John and Susan Jane PAYNE, Holder Avenue, Richmond, South Australia. Native of Melrose, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law killed.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, Gallipoli, France, Belgium. Killed in action, Pozieres, France, 30 July 1916.

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