Regimental number4429
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
AddressOrama, Chatham Road, Keswick, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 6.25"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinCousin, Mrs Margaret Ethel Rowe, Orama, Chatham Road, Keswick, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in Oudtshoorn Volunteer Rifles, South Africa; service ended when peace declared.
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Discharge date31 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.

Transferred to 50th Bn, 20 May 1916.

Appointed Sergeant, Tel el Kebir, 21 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916.

Found guilty, 5 September 1916, of neglect of duty in allowing 6 prisoners to escape while in charge of escort: severely reprimanded.

Proceeded overseas to France, 26 November 1916; marched in to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, 30 November 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 11 December 1916 (piles); transferred to England, 12 December 1916; marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 28 February 1917, and classified B.1.A.

Marched in to Australian Army Medical Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 10 March 1917.

Marched in to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, for duty, 29 May 1917.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 8 February 1918, for duty.

Admitted to Sutton Veny Hospital, 24 March 1918 (conjunctivitis); marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 April 1918.

Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 12 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 June 1918; taken on strength, 50th Bn, in the field, 28 June 1918.

Reduced to the ranks, 29 August 1918.

Wounded in action, 23 August 1918 (gun shot wound, right thigh), and admitted to 41st Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to England, 26 August 1918, and admitted to Northamptonshire War Hospital, Duston, 27 August 1918; discharged from Daventry VAD on furlough, 12 November 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 26 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918 (gun shot wound, right thigh); disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919, to await onward transport to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 31 March 1919.

War service: 3 years 222 days (of which 3 years 8 days were abroad).

War service: Western Front
Miscellaneous detailsFile incorrectly listed on NAA site under ASCHAM.
Date of death26 May 1928
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, ASCHMAN Robert