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Robert William COURTNEY

Regimental number28769
Place of birthPortadown, Co Armagh, Ireland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressMitta Mitta, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinBrother, J Courtney, Mitta Mitta, Victoria
Enlistment date9 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 February 1916
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameMedium Trench Mortar Battery Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/129/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 14 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Discharge date28 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Sydney, 14 September 1916; disembarked, Plymouth, England, 2 November 1916; marched into No. 3 Training Camp, Parkhouse, 2 November 1916; marched into R.B.A.A, Larkhill, 29 December 1916; proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 29 March 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, France, 31 March 1917; marched out to unit, 26 April 1917; taken on strength of 1st Divisional Ammunition Corps, Field, 27 April 1917; mustered to Driver, 3 September 1917; appointed acting Bombardier to complete establishment, 16 December 1917; on leave to England, 25 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 12 March 1918; still with unit, 8 December 1918; on leave to the United Kingdom, 24 February 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 16 March 1919; marched out for return to Australia, 11 April 1919; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, 14 April 1919; marched out to England, 16 April 1919; marched into England, 17 April 1919; granted leave from, 24 June 1919, until, 31 October 1919, with pay for non military employment; returned from leave, 5 September 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Port Sydney', 22 September 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 12 November 1919; discharged, Sydney, 28 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COURTNEY Robert William

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