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David ROBERTS

Regimental number1285
Place of birthSydney
Place of birthRedfern, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSmith's striker
AddressOakey Park, Lithgow, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Winifred Simpson, Oakey Park, Lithgow, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 9), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
83
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs Winifred Simpson, Bell's Road, Oakley Park, New South Wales
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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