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Robert Ray Gunn BUTCHER

Regimental number2580
Place of birthWentworth New South Wales
OccupationHorse trainer
AddressBridgetown, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, G Butcher, Bridgetown, Western Australia
Enlistment date23 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 26 September 1917

Military Medal

Work nesr Ypres on 6 March 1918.
Recommendation date: 10 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 17 June 1918

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 607 Pte Frank Gunn BUTCHER, 7th Sanitary Section, returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.
Date of death13 February 1962
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery

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