Robert Gordon Melville MITCHELL

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MITCHELL, Robert Gordon Melville

Service Number: 4383
Enlisted: 14 September 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Calcutta India, 21 May 1875
Home Town: Deviot, West Tamar, Tasmania
Schooling: Brighton College UK
Occupation: Lawyer/Orchardist
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 10 October 1916, aged 41 years
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4383
29 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 4383, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
29 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 4383, 15th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Robert Gordon Melville MITCHELL was born on 21st May, 1875 in Calcutta, India

His parents were Robert William Span & Rosalie Marianne MITCHELL

He married Marion Limond MASON at St Pauls Church of England in East Devonport Tasmania on 21st January, 1913

Biography contributed by Deb Robinson

Husband to Marion and father to Rosalie.

Roberts sister Elsie was travelling on the SS Persia from the UK to Bombay. The Persia was torpedoed  and sunk of the coast of Crete on 18 December 1915 by a German U boat. Elsie did not survive.