Robert VERRALL

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VERRALL, Robert

Service Number: 1838
Enlisted: 13 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hermitage, South Australia, 27 September 1879
Home Town: Tea Tree Gully, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 1 October 1916, aged 37 years
Cemetery: Ridge Wood Military Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Houghton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1838, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1838, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
1 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1838, 48th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE R. VERRALL.

Mr. and Mrs. H. Verrall, of Hermitage, have been notified that their second son, Private Robert Verrall, was killed in action in France on October 1. He left for the front on January 11. Private Verrall was the first young man to enlist from Hermitage. He passed his 36th birthday on September 27, four days before he was killed. He was born at Hermitage." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 11 Nov 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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