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Robert Roy PHILLIPS

Regimental number2458
Place of birthDungog New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressGloucester, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Alfred Stephen Phillips, Betts Road, Merrylands, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5778 Driver Hubert James PHILLIPS, 4th Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 12 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 September 1968
Place of burialDawson River Cemetery, Taree, New South Wales

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