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Robert Leslie PONSFORD

Regimental number1549
Place of birthHawthorn Victoria
SchoolHawthorn College and Scotch College, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Address329 Glenferrie Road, Glenferrie, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Thirza Ponsford, 329 Glenferrie Road, Glenferrie, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date19 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 8 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Dental Unit
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4286 Pte Leonard Charles PONSFORD, 8th Bn, killed in action, 18 August 1916; 1603 Pte Ralph Walter Harold PONSFORD, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, effective abroad (still overseas); 3306 Lance Corporal Walter N PONSFORD, AIF Headquarters, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919;
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Landed at Gallipoli, September 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death--/07/1996
Age at death102

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