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Robert Howard VEITCH

Regimental number2909
Place of birthCapetown, South Africa
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDesigner
Addressc/o Mr G R Veitch, Casterton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elsie Veitch, Clee Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
Previous military serviceServed for 15 months in German South West Africa; discharged when unit was disbanded.
Enlistment date14 November 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
FateDischarged in Capetown, South Africa
Discharge date22 January 1917
Other details

Discharged at Capetown, 22 January 1917 (Tried by District Court Martial, Capetown for having fraudulently enlisted in the AIF while still a member of the Cape Garrison Artillery).

Not eligible for War Medals.
SourcesNAA: B2455, VEITCH Robert Howard

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