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Robert Albert SHERIDAN

Regimental number69
Place of birthCastlemaine, Victoria
SchoolCastlemaine State and Grammar Schools, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank manager
AddressUraqhart Street, Castlemaine, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, W Sheridan, Uraqhart Street, Castlemaine, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'He passed his tests as signaller winning a gold medal. The Chaplain said, "his last words were a signal message which he struggled to spell out, showing that duty was the watchword of his soul."' [Mother: Sarah Sheridan of Castlemaine, Victoria]
FateDied of wounds 11 March 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row A, Grave No. 189), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
130
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Sarah SHERIDAN, Urquhart Street, Castlemaine, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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