Robert Ralston (Ron) SHAFTO

SHAFTO, Robert Ralston

Service Number: 83
Enlisted: 15 July 1915, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: Australian Motor Transport Company
Born: Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 9 July 1897
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Guildford Grammar School
Occupation: Engineer/ Mechanic and Theatre operator
Died: Heart Failure, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia, 1 January 1974, aged 76 years
Cemetery: Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, NSW
Memorials: Double Bay War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

15 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 83, Perth, Western Australia
21 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 83, Motor Drivers, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 83, Motor Drivers, HMAT Barambah, Fremantle
26 Feb 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Driver, SN 83, Australian Motor Transport Company

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Robert Ralston SHAFTO was born in Perth, Western Australia on 9th July, 1897

His parents were Thomas Alfred SHAFTO & Elizabeth Mary Christina RALSTON

He was invalided back to Australia & returned on 22nd February, 1917

He married Gladys Lillian BURLING in Sydney in 1917 - marriage was annulled & in 1920 in Western Australia he married a Florence CAMPELL - divorced 1925

He remarried to Gladys in Victoria in 1925