Robert Minney INWOOD

INWOOD, Robert Minney

Service Number: 1533
Enlisted: 9 December 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Renmark, South Australia, 2 April 1896
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Broken Hill Middle School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 24 July 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No.2 Beaumont Hamel, France
Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Beaumont Hamel, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Broken Hill War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

9 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1533, Oaklands, South Australia
19 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 1533, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1,

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19 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, 1533, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
7 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 1533, 10th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
24 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, 1533, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières ,

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Biography contributed by Jusiah Principe

Corporal Robert Minney Inwood was born on the 2nd of April 1896 in Renmark South Australia. He used to work as a labourer in South Australia where he went to Broken Hill Central School. He was the younger brother Reginald Roy Inwood, who was born in Melbourne Victoria. He was christened at the church of England 

Robert Inwood (service number was 1153) enlisted when he was 18 on the 9th of December 1914 in the Oakland’s in South Australia for the First World War. Then on the 9th of February 1915 he embarked on the HMAT Runic A54 as a corporal in the 10th Battalion in Melbourne. He was promoted to sergeant in the 10th Battalion.

After Robert Inwood had finished in Gallipoli he went to France. On the 24th of July 1916 he was killed in action at the age of 20. Robert earned a 14/15 Star, a British War Medal and a Victory Medal all in between 1914 and 1916. The three medals that Robert got are in Victoria today with his great great grandchildren. 



Son of Edward Henry INWOOD and Mary Anna nee MINNEY

Younger brother of 506 Sgt. Reginald Roy Inwood (VC) (/explore/people/44803) and elder brother of 320 Pte. Harold Ray Inwood (/explore/people/285393)