Robert EYRE-WORTHINGTON-EYRE

EYRE-WORTHINGTON-EYRE, Robert

Service Number: 4642
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kingstown, Ireland, 4 August 1895
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Civil engineer
Died: Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia, 10 February 1938, aged 42 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Henley Beach Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

7 Feb 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4642, 10th Infantry Battalion
7 Feb 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4642, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Unit name - 10th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement.

He was  the son of William Ingram Worthington-Eyre and Grace Geraldine Worthington-Eyre, of 12, Tivoli Terrace, South Kingstown, County Dublin, Ireland.

His brother, L.G. Worthington-Eyre fell in action whilst serving with "D" Bty. 78th Bde Royal Field Artillery on 14th July 1917 aged 23.

The brothers are remembered on the Kingstown St John's Church Roll of Honour. Robert is shown rthere as a Corporal.

 

Enlistment date 9 September 1915
Place of enlistment Adelaide, South Australia
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/27/4

Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916.

Age at embarkation 20
Rank from Nominal Roll - Private
Unit from Nominal Roll-AIF Headquarters

Returned to Australia 25 October 1919
Discharge date-28 February 1920

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916. To Anzac Police, 12 April 1916; taken on strength, Anac Provost Corps from 14th Bn, 13 April 1916. Marched in to 3rd Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 22 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 13 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 23 June 1916. Marched in to 3rd Training Bn, Larkhill, 29 June 1916.

Marched out to proceed overseas to France, 25 July 1916; joined 10th Bn in the field, 30 July 1916.

Wounded in action, 23 August 1916 (gun shot wound, arm); admitted same day to 26th General Hospital, Etaples; transferred to England, 28 August 1916, and admitted to VAD Hospital, Sevenoaks, 29 August 1916. Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 22 September 1916; granted furlough, 23 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 11 November 1916; attached to Anzac Section, 3rd Echelon, Rouen, for duty, 26 November 1916.

On leave, 28 November 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 17 December 1917.

Admitted to Line of Communication Hospital, 19 July 1918; discharged to unit, 25 July 1918 (no further details recorded); rejoined unit, 26 July 1918.

Disembarked Southampton, 13 November 1918, to report to AIF Headquarters, London, for duty.

Admitted to Endell Street Hospital, London, 13 June 1919 (influenza); rejoined unit, 17 June 1919.

Married Elizabeth BARTER, spinster, aged 23, Our Lady & St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Wallasey, 30 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT ‘Orontes’, 25 October 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 4 December 1917; discharged, Adelaide, 28 February 1920.
Sources
NAA: B2455, EYRE-WORTHINGTON-EYRE Robert
 

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