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Robert EYRE-WORTHINGTON-EYRE

Regimental number4642
Place of birthKingstown, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil engineer
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs G G Eyre Worthington Eyre, 12 Tivoli Terrace, South Kingstown, Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 September 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 RollAIF Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 25 October 1919
Discharge date28 February 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916. To Anzac Police, 12 April 1916; taken on strength, Anac Provost Corps from 14th Bn, 13 April 1916. Marched in to 3rd Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 22 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 13 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 23 June 1916. Marched in to 3rd Training Bn, Larkhill, 29 June 1916.

Marched out to proceed overseas to France, 25 July 1916; joined 10th Bn in the field, 30 July 1916.

Wounded in action, 23 August 1916 (gun shot wound, arm); admitted same day to 26th General Hospital, Etaples; transferred to England, 28 August 1916, and admitted to VAD Hospital, Sevenoaks, 29 August 1916. Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 22 September 1916; granted furlough, 23 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 11 November 1916; attached to Anzac Section, 3rd Echelon, Rouen, for duty, 26 November 1916.

On leave, 28 November 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 17 December 1917.

Admitted to Line of Communication Hospital, 19 July 1918; discharged to unit, 25 July 1918 (no further details recorded); rejoined unit, 26 July 1918.

Disembarked Southampton, 13 November 1918, to report to AIF Headquarters, London, for duty.

Admitted to Endell Street Hospital, London, 13 June 1919 (influenza); rejoined unit, 17 June 1919.

Married Elizabeth BARTER, spinster, aged 23, Our Lady & St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Wallasey, 30 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT ‘Orontes’, 25 October 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 4 December 1917; discharged, Adelaide, 28 February 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, EYRE-WORTHINGTON-EYRE Robert

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