Robert John Alexander Lade (Bob) WYLIE

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WYLIE, Robert John Alexander Lade

Service Number: 5496
Enlisted: 9 October 1915, Place of Enlistment, Townsville, Queensland.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 7 April 1887
Home Town: Japoonvale, Cassowary Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 21 September 1917, aged 30 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Eudlo "In Memoriam" Honour Roll, Eudlo Roll of Honour, Innisfail Cenotaph, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Nambour Heroes Walk
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World War 1 Service

9 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5496, 9th Infantry Battalion, Place of Enlistment, Townsville, Queensland.
20 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5496, 9th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
20 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5496, 9th Infantry Battalion, SS Hawkes Bay, Sydney

Robert John Alexander Lade Wylie.

Robert enlisted in Townsville along with his younger brother Wallace.
29 years 5 months

Before the Boer War he was a sleeper getter for the railways
He was admitted to hospital in Camiers with mumps in Dec 1916 and rejoined his Battalion on Jan 17 1917.
In the third week of September 1917 he was detached to the 3rd Brigade for duties as a runner and about 6 am on Sept 20 whist on the front line at Ypres was given an order to take a telephone across No Man's Land. He was reported missing in action on Sept 21 1917. On April 8 1918 a Court of Enquiry determined he had been killed in action Sept 21 1917.

Married Ada Emma Janes on Dec 1 1911, in Queensland and had one son, James William Wylie . Adopt A Digger.

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