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Regimental number16438
Place of birthCavan, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNortham, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 9"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinBrother, J Elliott, Queen's Co, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 10 years 47 days in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery.
Enlistment date1 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 November 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 4 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1917
Discharge date20 June 1917
Other details

War service: England

Marched into No 1 Camp, Australian Army Training Depot, Parkhouse, England, 23 October 1916; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, England, 9 March 1917.

Found guilty, 14 November 1916, of overstaying leave from Reveille until arrested at 2:00pm at Horseferry Road, 4 November 1916; awarded 5 days’ confined to camp; forfeited a total of 1 day’s pay.

Found guilty, 16 March 1917, of (1) being absent from Roll Call, Montevideo, 10:00pm, 15 March 1917, (2) making a false claim to Royal Military Police, 15 March 1917; awarded 3 days’ Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty, 16 June 1917, of being drunk and violently resisting arrest; awarded 168 hours detention.

Commenced return to Australia, from Plymouth, England, on board HT ‘Barambah’, 8 April 1917 (injury to right hip, 21 year old wound); disembarked and admitted to No 8 Australian General Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia, 29 May 1917; transferred to Details Camp, 31 May 1917; discharged, 20 June 1917.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLIOTT Robert

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