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Robert Neil VARCOE

Regimental number5765
Place of birthMillicent, South Australia
SchoolNangula Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMillicent, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, B Varcoe, Mount Graham, Millicent, South Australia
Enlistment date9 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 27 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the Field at Bullecourt July 17th 1917. His medal was presented to him by General Birdwood. He was killed in action in France July 30th 1918.
FateKilled in Action 26 July 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialOuttersteene Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 7), Bailleul, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Benjamin and Isabella M. VARCOE, Millicent, South Australia

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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