Robert Thomas STRAUGHAIR


STRAUGHAIR, Robert Thomas

Service Number: 4895
Enlisted: 29 November 1915, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Born: Fremantle, Western Australia, 25 April 1895
Home Town: Spearwood, City of Cockburn, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Market gardener
Died: Broncho Pneumonia, France, 21 October 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Fremantle Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial, Hamilton Hill City of Cockburn War Memorial, Spearwood War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 4895, Perth, Western Australia
1 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4895, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
1 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4895, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), HMAT Ulysses, Fremantle
21 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 4895, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), "The Last Hundred Days"

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Brother of; 

3117 L/Cpl. William John Straughair (/explore/people/778297) who returned to Australia and was discharged from Service on 29 Sep 1917, and

2453 Pte. George Angove Straughair (/explore/people/285770) who was killed in action at Mouquet Farm, France on 03 Sep 1916

"...4895 Driver Robert Thomas Straughair, 16th Battalion. Dvr Straughair of Fremantle, WA, enlisted on 29 November 1915 and died of disease in Abbeville, France on 21 October 1918, aged 23 years. He is buried in the Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension. His brother, 3117 Private (Pte) William John Straughair of the 51st Battalion, enlisted on 18 June the same year and returned to Australia on 13 February 1917..." - SOURCE (

"STRAUGHAIR.- On October 21, 1918, in France, Robert, dearly beloved son of Mr. R. and the late Sarah Straughair, brother of George, killed in action September 3, 1916 and Wille, returned and loving fiancee of Nettie Moog, died of bronchial pneumonia.     Ever remebered."from the West Australian 02 Nov 1918 (