Clarence Rupert ROBERTS

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ROBERTS, Clarence Rupert

Service Number: 289
Enlisted: 8 August 1914, Enlisted at Ballarat
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Egerton, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Ballarat, Central Highlands, Victoria
Schooling: Pleasant Street State School Ballarat, Victoria, Abuatralia
Occupation: Architecturial Draughtsman
Died: Died of wounds - septicaemia of wounds to the leg, Valetta Military Hospital, Malta, 13 August 1915
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery
Plot B, Row V1, Grave 5 Commemorated in the Christ Church Anglican Cathedral Roll of Honour at Ballarat, Vic.
Tree Plaque: Ballarat Avenue of Honour
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Ballarat Avenue of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 289, Enlisted at Ballarat
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 289, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 289, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Melbourne
12 May 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, In the field
7 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 289, Shell wounds to the legs and invalided to Valetta, Malta on 12 Augusta 1915 where he developed septicemia
13 Aug 1915: Involvement Corporal, SN 289, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John C and Emma Roberts of 36 Loch Avenue, Ballarat, Vic.; brother of Annie Florence Roberts who returned to Australia on 13 April 1919 having served with the Australian Nurxing Service and David Roberts who returned to Australia having served with the 22nd Battalion

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the Citizen Military Forces of Ballarat