Robert William TANDY

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TANDY, Robert William

Service Number: 1424
Enlisted: 27 November 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gloucester, England, 7 July 1888
Home Town: Plympton, City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: St James School, Gloucester
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Pneumonia, Illness, France, Australia, 27 January 1917, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
Plot V, Row G, Grave No. 26, Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Picardie, France, Gympie Cemetery, Gympie, Queensland, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Edwardstown District WW1 Roll of Honor, Marion District Roll of Honour WW1, Myrtle Bank War Memorial, Plympton District Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

27 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Oaklands, South Australia
2 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1424, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1424, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1424, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
26 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1424, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Ethan Rowe

Robert William Tandy was born in Gloucester, England on July 7, 1888. In 1912, Tandy and his family immigrated to Australia. 

Tandy enrolled in the AIF at the age of 26 in Oaklands, South Australia on the 28th of November, 1914. Tandy embarked from Melbourne aboard the HMAT A46 Clan MacGillivray on the 2nd of February 1915. Tandy fought with the 50th Australian Infantry Battalion while in France. 

Tandy took ill on the battlefield in January of 1917 and died from pneumonia on the 26th of January at the 38th Casualty Clearing Station in France. Tandy was 28 when he died.

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"THE LATE PRIVATE R. W. TANDY

Private and Mrs. Tandy, of "Rothville," Plympton, have been notified that their only son. Private R. W. Tandy, died from pneumonia at the 38th Casualty Clearing Station, France. He was 28 years of age, and left with the second reinforcements of the 10th Battalion on February 2, 1915. He served at the Dardanelles and was then transfered to the 50th Battalion. Private Tandy was a member of the Sturt Football Club." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 17 Feb 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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