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Robert Joseph BACKHOUSE

Regimental number3109
Place of birthBatemans Bay New South Wales
SchoolTermeil Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressTermiel via Milton, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs Theresa Myrtle Backhouse, Kioloa via Milton, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 April 1918
Place of death or woundingDernancourt, France
Date of death6 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialGezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension (II. J. 23), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Ellen Backhouse, husband of Teresa MN. Backhouse, 46 Palace Street, Ashfield, Sydney. Native of Bateman's Bay, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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