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Austral Hardy ROBERTS

Regimental number3619
Place of birthHardy, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationElectrician
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs F Hazlett, 16 Halifax Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/17/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1919
Discharge date27 August 1920
Other details

War service: embarked from Adelaide, 10 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, 2 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 26 March 1918.

Wounded in action, remained at duty, 20 September 1918.

Marched out to England, 18 May 1919. Granted period of Non-Military Employment, 29 May-29 July 1919 (electrical machinist, Etchells, Congdon and Muir Ltd, 15 Connell Street, Manchester). Married Amy Gertrude BRASHAW, Dartford, Kent, 7 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 20 December 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 6 February 1920; discharged, 27 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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