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Robert Oswald SAMUELS

Regimental number4310
Place of birthDubbo, New South Wales
SchoolDubbo District Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanical engineer
AddressCurrawong, Narromine, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, J Samuels, Currawong, Narromine, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as Trooper 192, 5th Batt 1st Australian Light Horse, South Africa (Boer War).
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe gave up as very remunerative position as Engineer in South Argentine, South America to come back to Australia and enlist.
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 3), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Dubbo Cemetery, New South Wales. Parents: Joseph and Elizabeth SAMUELS, 'Currawang', New South Wales. Native of Dubbo, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4315 Pte Alfred Ernest SAMUELS, 54th Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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