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Robert Alexander URQUHART

Regimental number689
Place of birthFoster, South Gippsland, Victoria
SchoolFoster State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressFoster, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Malcolm Urquhart, Foster, Victoria
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 March 1917
Place of death or woundingBeauonetry-les-Cambria, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialBeaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. II), Beaumetz-les-Cambrai, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
116
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Malcolm and Mary URQUHART, Foster, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins LCpl J Bell, Pte J Urquhart both killed and Pte A McKenna DCM.

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