Robert Neil VARCOE MM


VARCOE, Robert Neil

Service Number: 5765
Enlisted: 9 March 1916, Millicent, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Millicent, South Australia, 24 August 1890
Home Town: Millicent, Wattle Range, South Australia
Schooling: Nangula Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 26 July 1918, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot 11, Row B, Grave 7
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Millicent War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

9 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5765, Millicent, South Australia
27 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5765, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5765, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Barambah, Melbourne
9 May 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Bullecourt (Second)
26 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 5765, 10th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Benjamin and Isabella Mary (nee Houston) Varcoe of Mount Graham, Millicent SA; brother of Olive Isabel Varcoe, George Benjamni Varcoe, Honor Irene VArcoe, Ray Eliza Varcoe, Leonard Ray Varcoe, Mary Estelle Varcoe and Donald Thomas Varcoe,

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal