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Robert Hewitt SIGGINS

Regimental number1015
Place of birthIreland
SchoolAdelaide Public School, South Australia
Age on arrival in Australia2
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPostal assistant
AddressWest Hindmarsh, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Siggins, 'Melrose', 13 Morgan Street, West Hindmarsh, South Australia
Previous military service10th AGA
Enlistment date23 May 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHeavy Artillery Group 36, Reinforcement 18
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 5 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Siege Battery
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of congestion of the lung (natural causes) in Wellington (possibly NSW).
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Place of death or woundingWellington, NSW
Date of death7 December 1916
Age at death44
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialWellington General Cemetery (Portion Methodist), New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
5
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Christopher and Susan SIGGINS; husband of Mrs Sarah SIGGINS. Native of Cavan, Ireland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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