Robert William (Bert) WEST

Badge Number: 84615

WEST, Robert William

Service Number: 2938
Enlisted: 26 May 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glanville, South Australia, 4 February 1889
Home Town: Glanville, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Barman
Died: Kilkenny, South Australia, 25 June 1945, aged 56 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Cheltenham Cemetery, S.A.
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World War 1 Service

26 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2938, Keswick, South Australia
21 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2938, 10th Infantry Battalion
21 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2938, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, SN 2938, 50th Infantry Battalion
18 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2938, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2938 Private (Pte) Robert William West from Kanmanto, South Australia. A 26 year old barman prior to enlisting on 3 June 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 9th Reinforcements of the 10th Battalion from Adelaide on 21 September 1915 aboard HMAT Star of England. He joined the 10th Battalion at Gallipoli on 25 November 1915 and after the evacuation back to Egypt, transferred to the 50th Battalion on 26 February 1916. He went to France and Belgium with the 50th Battalion and served with them until he arrived back in Australia on 24 May 1919."SOURCE (