Robert Henry DELLOW

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DELLOW, Robert Henry

Service Number: 2761
Enlisted: 31 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Balaklava, South Australia, 27 April 1896
Home Town: Murray Bridge, Murray Bridge, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank Clerk (S.A. Savings Bank)
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 4 October 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Savings Bank of South Australia Honour Roll WW1, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Balaklava Anglican Church WW1 Honour Board, Balaklava District WW1 Roll of Honour, Balaklava WW1 & WW2 Honour Roll, Balaklava WW1 & WW2 Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Murray Bridge Hospital Memorial Gates, Murray Bridge Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

31 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2761, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2761, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
9 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2761, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
Date unknown: Wounded SN 2761, 43rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Son of John DELLOW and Annie Matilda nee SHEPHERD

 

"LATE LCE.-CPL. DELLOW.

Lce.-Cpl. Dellow, husband of Mrs. R. H. Dellow, of Murray Bridge, was killed in action in France on October 4. He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Dellow, of Balaklava, and was 21 years of age. He departed from Australia in December, 1916, with the rank of acting sergeant in the 6th reinforcements of the 43rd Infantry, and after some months' training in England, left for France in July, 1917, with the rank of lance-corporal. He was slightly wounded on August 1, but rejoined his battalion after three weeks in hospital. A few weeks prior to leaving Australia the deceased soldier was married to Miss Dora Scott, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Scott, of Murray Bridge. The enlistment of Lce.-Cpl. Dellow was an object lesson in itself. He made three tries unsuccessfully, as he was unable to pass the physical test. A friend, who has also enlisted, then advised him to undergo a system of physical training and this he acted upon, with the result that he was accepted at the third time of offering. He was in the employ of the S. A. Savings Bank at Murray Bridge, and was greatly respected." - from the Adelaide Observer 17 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)

 

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