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Robert Stanley THORNTON

Regimental number2161
Place of birthJeparit Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressWillenabrina, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Frederick William Thornton, Willenabrina, Victoria
Enlistment date29 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 13 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row A, Grave No. 5A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick William and Annie THORNTON, Dalmallee, Dimbooka, Victoria. Native of Willenabrina, Victoria. Commemorated in Warracknabeal Cemetery, Victoria. Mother: Annie THORNTON (d. 17 March 1921, aged 50; bu. Warracknabeal, Victoria)
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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