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Robert Henry ASHDOWN

Regimental number3570
Place of birthKent England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ashdown, 4 Dover Cottages, Kent, England
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name1st Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd and 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
34 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A54 'Runic', 19 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 8 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 2 February 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 8 February 1915
34 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A54 'Runic', 19 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 8 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 2 February 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 2 February 1915
34 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A54 'Runic', 19 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 8 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 2 February 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollTrench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 4 July 1916

FateReturned to Australia 29 April 1918
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176
Date: 30 November 1916

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176
Date: 30 November 1916

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee also 475 Robert Henry ASHDOWN
Date of death5 July 1929
Place of burialGunnedah Cemetery, New South Wales

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