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Robert McRae SLIMON

Regimental number2090
Place of birthYarraville, Victoria
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolWoolahra Public School, New South Wales
AddressLawson Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.75"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Mary Slimon, Celney, Lawson Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 November 1915
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 18 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 52), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Mary SLIMON, 1 Radford Avenue, Waverley, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 18 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 23 March 1916.

Taken on strength of 31st Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 July 1916.

Previous report of wounded now, 28 July 1916, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.

Buried Eaton Hall Cemetery by Reverend J. Green, 20 July 1916.

Statement, Red Cross File No 2520702, 2037 Pte E.G.W. KING, C Company, 31st Bn (patient, No 4 Australian General Hospital, Randwick), 27 December 1917: 'He was killed outright by the same shell which wounded me. This was within 20 yards from our own line as we were advancing. I saw him fall but I was able to carry on and as we returned the next morning I came across his body. I am quite sure it was Slimon and that he was dead.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SLIMON Robert McRae
Red Cross File No 2520702

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