Robert Smibert PARIS


PARIS, Robert Smibert

Service Number: 1088
Enlisted: 3 April 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Tantawoola, South Australia, 9 May 1885
Home Town: Millicent, Wattle Range, South Australia
Schooling: Millicent Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died Of Wound, Warneton, France, Belgium, 3 August 1917, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord Pas de Calais
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Millicent War Memorial, Mount Gambier War Memorial, Semaphore Port Adelaide Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

3 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1088, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1088, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1088, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
2 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1088, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Robert Smibert PARIS was born on 9th May, 1885 at Tantawoola, South Australia

His parents were John PARIS and Mary Anne LAMB


Robert PARIS married Beatrice Elizabeth HOFFMEISTER on 12th February, 1916 at the Port Adelaide Presbyterian Church,  before joining the 43rd Battalion of the AIF on the 3rd April 1916. Beatrice had joined her sister teaching at Mt Gambier where she met Robert. - they had a daughter Elizabeth Leroy PARIS born in 1916

Lance Corporal PARIS was wounded with a Gunshot wound to the head on the 31st July 1917 during the battle of Ypres in Northern France and died on the 2nd August 1917 of wounds received.