The AIF Project

Robert Edward DAWS

Regimental number4
Place of birthCroydon, Surrey, England
SchoolLocal Council School, Bromley, Kent, England
Age on arrival in Australia17.3
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJail warder
AddressFlorence Villa, O'Connell Street, North Parramatta, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinSister, Mrs E R Daws, 6 Saxon Road, Bromley, Kent, England
Enlistment date1 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Themistocles on 19 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4A
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Left an orphan and dependaet upon his sister he emigrated to Australia and after a hard struggle for a living became an attendant at Parramatta Asylum and after at Goulburn Asylum. Tried to enlist on outbreak of war, but was rejected. On second attempt joined the 17th Battalion and transferred G18. Served in Gallipoli, Sinai and France in H.G. Battalion, 5th Brigad Brigade. Twice burned by shell while in despatch duty and shot at Bullecourt." Details from Sister.
FateDied of wounds 4 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death22.6
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Sarah DAWS. Born at Croydon, Surrey, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.