Badge Number: S30725, Sub Branch: Westbourne


Service Number: 15
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Mylor, South Australia, Australia, 15 February 1889
Home Town: Aldgate, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Mylor Public School
Occupation: Boot Maker
Died: 14 January 1972, aged 82 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Aldgate Honour Board, Aldgate War Memorial, Murray Bridge Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

18 Nov 1915: Involvement Corporal, 15, 32nd Infantry Battalion
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Corporal, 15, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
5 Mar 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, 15, 32nd Infantry Battalion
29 Sep 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, 15, 32nd Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"
11 Nov 1918: Involvement 15, 32nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Adelaide Botanic High School

Robert Porteous was born in Mylor, South Australia, Australia. Robert was born on 15 February 1889, and was a bootmaker before he enlisted. Robert enlisted in World War I on 21 July 1915, at the age of 26 and 5 months. He was twice wounded in action and promoted to Company Sergeant Major. Robert had survived the war in the 32nd Batalion, and was discharged in 1919.