Robert Edward PRATT

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PRATT, Robert Edward

Service Number: 7037
Enlisted: 14 September 1916, Lismore, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Casino, New South Wales, April 1891
Home Town: Kyogle, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of Illness (Meningitis), Plymouth, England, 7 December 1916
Cemetery: Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton
Buried at sea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7037, Lismore, New South Wales
17 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 7037, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
17 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7037, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...7037 Private Robert Edward Pratt, 9th Battalion, of Kyogle, NSW. A farmer prior to enlisting, Pte Pratt embarked from Brisbane with his brother, 7036 Pte David George Pratt on on HMAT Kyarra (A55) on 17 November 1916, with the 23rd Reinforcements. Robert Pratt developed meningitis while on the troopship, and died at sea on 7 December 1916. Pte David Pratt was wounded in France in 1918 and was evacuated to a hospital in England. On 8 November 1918 whilst be repatriated to Australia he died at sea of influenza." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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