Robert Thomas LOGAN

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LOGAN, Robert Thomas

Service Number: 825
Enlisted: 29 November 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 53rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, January 1882
Home Town: Kurri Kurri, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed In Action, Ypres, Belgium, 23 September 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 29), Belgium, Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kurri Kurri War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 825, 35th Infantry Battalion
1 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 825, 35th Infantry Battalion
1 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 825, 35th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Sydney
12 Oct 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 53rd Infantry Battalion
3 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 825, 53rd Infantry Battalion, GSW right hand, burns by shell

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery.
 
A very sad story, and the 1st of this type of post for me.

Memorialised and awaiting memorialisation at Sandgate Cemetery.

103 years ago today, on the 23rd September 1917, Private Robert Thomas Logan, 53rd Battalion (Reg No-825), miner (Hebburn Colliery), of 35 Elizabeth Street, Tighes Hill, New South Wales and Waratah Street, Kurri Kurri, N.S.W., father of two (one deceased), fell at the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge during the Passchendaele Campaign, age 36.


Born at Ballarat, Victoria 1882 to ? and ?; husband of Mary Jane Logan nee Cunningham (married 1911, Wickham, N.S.W., died 1939 of McMichael St, Maryville, N.S.W. and Lewis Street, Maryville, N.S.W. and 14 Power Street, Islington, N.S.W. and 12 Cowper Street, Georgetown, N.S.W.), daughter Cissie (Cissy, Cassie) Margaret (Maggie, born 1914, Murrurundi, N.S.W., died 1916, age 14 months  Robert enlisted November 1915 with the 35th Battalion at West Maitland, N.S.W.



Mr Logan’s name has been inscribed on the Kurri Kurri War Memorial (photos, unveiled 1994), Pride of Kurri Lodge, U.A.O. Druids Honour Roll whereabouts unknown, and The Capt. Clarence Smith Jeffries (V.C.) and Pte. William Matthew Currey (V.C.) Memorial Wall.


Mary Jane Logan, who died 1939 -  married Robert Cunningham Watt 1926, Waratah, N.S.W., died 1940, and they are resting together in an unmarked grave. ANGLICAN 1-71. 31.

Why is Mary Jane Logan not sleeping with her daughter Maggie (Cissie), when the headstone plaque has been designed for additional inscriptions?
I erected a memorial cross September 2020 at Mary’s unmarked grave to honour her 1st husband’s supreme sacrifice for God, King and Country during The Great War.


Lest We Forget.

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