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Robert Ernest TOWN

Regimental number4249
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressNorth Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Town, Ward Court, North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 May 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPCPL
Unit name32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Discharge date29 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1917; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 12 April 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 28 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Armagh', 5 April 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 16 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 29 June 1919.

War service: 3 years 51 days (of which 2 years 191 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 July 1939 Death not attributed to war service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, TOWN Robert Ernest

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