Robert Daniel MITCHELL

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MITCHELL, Robert Daniel

Service Number: 7116
Enlisted: 25 July 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Willenabrina, Victoria, 14 June 1899
Home Town: Hopetoun, Yarriambiack, Victoria
Schooling: Hopetoun West Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 3 October 1917, aged 18 years
Cemetery: Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Ypres
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7116, Melbourne, Victoria
23 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7116, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 7116, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
3 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7116, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood

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Biography

Younger brother of 6068 Pte Royal (Roy) Ernest Henry Mitchell (/explore/people/186845) who died the following day, also in Belgium. 

"Flags were flying at half-mast in Hopetoun again yesterday. Truly this district is paying a heavy toll in comparison with the number of volunteers who left. This time distressing news was that two brothers, Privates Roy and Robert Mitchell, had paid the supreme sacrifice. Their parents are Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mitchell, of Hopetoun West, and they were born and reared in the district. The greatest sympathy is felt for the bereaved ones in the loss of two such fine lads." - from the Hopetoun Courier and Mallee Pioneer 16 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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