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Robert Charles SPORSEN

Regimental number1591
Place of birthBrompton, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCrystal Brook, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.5
Height5' 6"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinStep-Sister, Mrs Ethel Wilkins, 'Clifton House', Meriton, Crystal Brook, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Senior Cadets; transferred to Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date11 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date12 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded and taken Prisoner of War, Armentieres, 21 July 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Derbyshire', 2 March 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 12 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death9 May 1943
Age at death47
Place of burialCheltenham Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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