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Robert Dickson CHALMERS

Regimental number3744
Place of birthBungaree, Victoria
ReligionCongregational
OccupationFarmer
AddressAllambee 'Loose Bag', Kerang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30.6
Height6' 0"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, J Chalmers, Allambee 'Loose Bag', Kerang, Victoria
Previous military serviceMember for 12 years, Rifle Club.
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Discharge date6 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3743 Driver James Reynolds CHALMERS, 5th Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of Poona' 28 March 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 6 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Dixon.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHALMERS Robert Dickson

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