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Robert Benjamin POPHAM

Regimental number1056
Place of birthIpswich, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMachinist
AddressTownsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Fanny Popham, Robert Street, West End, Townsville, Queensland
Previous military service1st AASC
Enlistment date9 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Pay Corps
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Jesse and Frances POPHAM
Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 July 1939
Age at death44
Place of burialLutwyche Cemetery, Queensland

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