Robert WAY

Regimental number4622
Place of birthTownsville, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLino operator
AddressUnley, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 7.75"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Amelia Way, 132 Lee Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 November 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919
Discharge date18 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 16 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917, and marched in to 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott.

Admitted to Fovant Hospital, 29 March 1917; marched in to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, from hospital, 4 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 July 1917; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 1 August 1917.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 30 November 1917 (myalgia), and transferred to 5th Divisional Rest Station; discharged to duty, and rejoined Bn, 12 December 1917.

Wounded in action, 5 September 1918 (shrapnel wound, right wrist: severe), and admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, and then transferred to 41st Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 6, 7 September 1918, and admitted to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 8 September 1918; transferred to England, 10 September 1918, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol, 12 September 1918; discharged on furlough, 11 November 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 25 November 1918.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 3 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Morvada', 4 January 1919; disembarked Adelaide (wounded), 18 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 18 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medal stamps marked 'Returned 10/5/23'.
Date of death23 September 1939
SourcesNAA: B2455, WAY Robert