Robert CARLINGTON

CARLINGTON, Robert

Service Number: 2368
Enlisted: 5 August 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Divisional Salvage Company
Born: Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, 1891
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Iron moulder
Died: Suicide, Brisbane, Queensland, 12 May 1920
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
(CWGC, & DVA) Official Commemorations - Grave Location: 10-43-22, Portion 10/Section 43/Grave 22.
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World War 1 Service

5 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2368, Brisbane, Queensland
5 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2368, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2368, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Brisbane
20 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 49th Infantry Battalion
19 Aug 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 3rd Divisional Salvage Company
16 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2368, 3rd Divisional Salvage Company

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"SUICIDE IN VALLEY.

A returned soldier named Robert Carlington, aged about 29 years, was found dead in his room at Mrs. C. A. Palmer's boarding house, 353 Leichhardt-street, Valley, at about half-past 7 on Wednesday morning. A large gash had been inflicted in the left arm, and a blood stained razor was lying nearby. In one of the pockets of the deceased's coat a letter was found in which Carlington stated his intention of committing suicide. The deceased man was an iron-moulder by occupation, and was employed at the G.P.O. works in Wickham-street, near Montpellier-road, Valley. A brother of Carington stated that the latter had been gassed at the front, and had not enjoyed good health since his return. This apparently preyed on the man's mind, with the result that he decided to end his life." - from the Brisbane Daily Mail 14 May 1920 (nla.gov.au)

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