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Robert DAY

Regimental number2474
Place of birthNew South Wales
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 2.5"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs R Kelly, 13 Ultimo Road, Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 12 March 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to Anzac Base, Mudros, 4 December 1915; joined unit, Gallipoli, 5 December 1915; disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 4 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

Wounded in action, France, 23 July 1916; admitted to No 2 Canadian Stationary Hospital, 25 July 1916 (gun shot wound, left hand); embarked for England, 27 July 1916; admitted to 3rd Western General Hospiral, Cardiff, 29 July 1916.

Admitted to Woodcote Park, Epsom, England, 11 September 1916 (gun shot wound, finger); discharged on furlough, 28 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 December 1916; marched into 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 18 December 1916; proceeded to join unit, 23 December 1916; rejoined unit, 1 January 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), France, 25 February 1917; admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 25 February 1917 (gun shot wound, back); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 25 February 1917; to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 1 March 1917; embarked for England, 8 March 1917; admitted to Epilepsy and Paralysis Hospital, Maida Vale, London, 8 March 1917 (gun shot wound, back and chest).

Died of wounds, Epilepsy and Paralysis Hospital, Maida Vale, London,12 March 1917 (gun shot wound, back and chest).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: Robert Reid DAVIES
Date of death12 March 1917
Place of burialPlot 11, row F, grave 18, Australian Military Burial Ground, Brookwood Cemetery, England
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAY Robert

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