|Place of birth||London, England|
|School||George Green's School, London, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||22|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Hillview, Hillview Road, Kogarah, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs K Dewar, 700 Barking Road, Plaistow, Essex, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||55th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||30.7|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No 7), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Robert and Kate Elizabeth DEWAR, 700 Barking Road, Plaistow, London, England|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to, and proceeded to join, 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported missing in action, 20 July 1916; subsequently reported prisoner of war, Germany, 20 July 1916; subsequently reported killed in action, 20 July 1916.
'Identity disc handed over by Intell. Off. with 6th Army H.Q. through Central Office for Deceased Estates, 12 October 1916. Voucher: Australian Soldier R.A. Dewar, Iden. Disc 3047, 55th Bn. fell in the neighbourhood of Fromelles on 19 July 1916.'
Note on Red Cross File No 911010: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'
Statement from 3289 Pte A.J. RYDER, 55th Bn (patient, 1st London General Hospital, England; eyewitness: Dewar was knocked about a lot by the bursting of a shell when we were attacking at Fromelles stunt.'
Note on file: 'Disc received from Germany and sent to next of kin. 11.5.17.'
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 11), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DEWAR Robert Arthur
Red Cross File No 911010