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Robert SWANTON

Place of birthStuart Hill, Victoria
SchoolMelbourne High School, Victoria
Other trainingSchool Teacher
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressSt Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Gladys Theresa Swanton, 139 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 October 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name22nd Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 July 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. II), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
97
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Clara SWANTON; husband of G.T. SWANTON, 36 Testar Grove, Caulfield, Victoria. Native of Stuartmill Street, Arnaud, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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