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Robert Eric PRIOR

Regimental number2958
Date of birth12 January 1890
Place of birthBoorowa, New South Wales
SchoolSydney High School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressBroughton Road, Artarmon, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, W H Prior, Broughton Road, Artarmon, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Western Branch, Sydney, 6 November 1907. Transferred to Drummoyne branch (as assistant), 1911; to North Sydney branch (as ledger keeper), July 1912; to Newtown branch (as ledger keeper), May 1914.
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Captain Claude Esdale PRIOR, 3rd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 3 July 1919; Captain William Henry PRIOR OBE, 3rd Bn, effective abroad (still overseas).
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Sinai, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 February 1964
Place of burialKatoomba Cemetery
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 326.

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