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Gerald Earnshaw ROBERTS

Regimental number6881
Date of birth9 September 1892
Place of birth'Walton', Greenock, South Australia
AddressGreenock, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Roberts, Fifth Avenue, St Peters, South Australia
Enlistment date25 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 12 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialLongueau British Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. II), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Greenock Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: Earnshaw ROBERTS (d. 9 August 1896; bu. Greenock) and Alice ROBERTS (d. 23 July 1950, age 98; bu. Greenock). Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 October 1960

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