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Robert Loton ANNEAR

Regimental number2065
Place of birthHamley Bridge, South Australia
SchoolGrammar School, Watervale, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPearler
AddressClaremont, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28.6
Height5' 10.5"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary E Annear, Carnamah, Midland Railway, Western Australia
Previous military serviceMember, South Australian Defence Club; Broome Rifle Club, Western Australia
Enlistment date23 November 1914
Place of enlistmentHelena Vale, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', third Supplement, No.29522 (27 March 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 79 (6 July 1916).

FateKilled in Action 2 December 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burial7th Field Ambulance Cemetery (Special Memorial Row B, No. 47), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
78
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Mary ANNEAR, Reserve Street, Claremont, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 16th Bn, Gallipoli, 17 June 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 13 July 1915 (ottitis); discharged to duty, 23 July 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 24 July 1915.

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 25 August 1915 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 30 August 1915; rejoined unit, 30 August 1915.

Killed in action, Durant's Post, 2 December 1915 (bullet wound).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANNEAR Robert Loton

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