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Robert Edgar WILLOUGHBY

Regimental number4513
Place of birthEaglehawk, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Louisa Willoughby, East Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 6 Tunnelling Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 1 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Tunnelling Company
FateDied of disease 19 October 1918
Place of burialSt. Pol British Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 10), St. Pol-sur-?????
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
27
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 1 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 July 1916.

Found guilty, 8 August 1916, of (1) smoking on parade; (2) obscene language: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 August 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 30 August 1916.

Taken on strength of 3rd Australian Tunnelling Company, 25 September 1916.

Admitted to No 16 Field Ambulance, 27 August 1917 (rheumatism); transferred to No 18 Field Ambulance, 29 August 1917 (myalgia); discharged, 10 September 1917.

Rejoined 3rd Australian Tunnelling Company, 22 September 1917.

Admitted to No 130 Field Ambulance, 14 March 1918 (myalgia); transferred to No 54 Casualty Clearing Station, 15 March 1918; to No 7 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 16 March 1918; to England, 24 March 1918; to Royal Surrey Co. Hospital, Surrey, 24 March 1918; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 April 1918; discharged to furlough, 5 April 1918; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 19 April 1918.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 20 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 11 July 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 12 July 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 15 July 1918; rejoined 3rd Australian Tunnelling Company, 17 July 1918.

Admitted to No 47 Field Ambulance, 3 October 1918 (myalgia); transferred to No 46 Field Ambulance, 3 October 1918; to No 57 (Lancs) Field Ambulance, 8 October 1918; to No 46 Field Ambulance, 11 October 1918; to No 12 Stationary Hospital, 14 October 1918.

Died, No 12 Stationary Hospital, 19 October 1918 (bronchitis, and influenza. Result of exposure while on military duty).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILLOUGHBY Robert Edgar

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