Robert Arthur HAWORTH


HAWORTH, Robert Arthur

Service Numbers: 1486, V80457
Enlisted: 14 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: General Hospitals
Born: Merino, Victoria, Australia, 1 January 1885
Home Town: Digby, Glenelg, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Station Manager
Died: Illness, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, 8 September 1943, aged 58 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria
Springvale War Cemetery, Springvale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Branxholme War Memorial, Casterton Corndale State School 2716 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

14 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4th Light Horse Regiment
29 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1486, 4th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Palermo, Melbourne
29 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1486, 4th Light Horse Regiment
15 Jun 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 1486, 2nd Stationary Hospital (AIF)

World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN V80457
4 Oct 1939: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V80457, General Hospitals
4 Oct 1939: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V80457, General Hospitals
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V80457, General Hospitals

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Enlisted and served in WWI as Robert Arthur HOWARTH

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

How We Served
The final resting place for; - 1486 & V80457 Private Robert Arthur Haworth (aka Howorth) of Morino and Digby, Victoria, who prior to his enlistment for War Service on the 14th of July 1915 had been employed as a station manager.

Robert was allocated to reinforcements for the 4th Light Horse Regiment 1st AIF and was embarked for Egypt and further training on the 29th of October.
Following his arrival, Robert was officially taken on strength with his Regiment, following their return from the Gallipoli campaign, on the 2nd of February 1916, and was mustered as a Driver. Robert’s service in the desert campaigning would be continuous, and by the 30th of July he had been transferred over to the 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance.

By early January 1918, Robert had been evacuated sick, suffering from dysentery, and following hospitalization and convalesces at a rest camp he re-joined his Unit in the field on the 6th of April, and was again evacuated due to illness on the 25th of October. Diagnosed as suffering from debility.

Following time spent in convalesces at Moascar, Robert was deemed fit again for service and was transferred to the 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital on the 2nd of January 1919, with he would remain until the end of his service overseas.

On the 15th of June 1919, Robert began his return back to Australia, and following his arrival he received his formal discharge from the 1st AIF for his re-entry into civilian life.

With the outbreak of a second world war, Robert again presented himself for service with the Australian Military Forces on the 4th of October 1939, and was accepted for full time duty.

Robert was allocated to the 3rd Garrison Battalion, with which he served with before transferring to the 9th Garrison Battalion on the 13th of May 1941. On the 25th of July, Robert again was transferred and was taken on strength with the 3rd Military District Lines of Communications Provost Company.

Serving with this Unit until the 14th of July 1942, after which Robert again returned to the Australian Army Medical Cops, being taken on strength with the 115th Australian General Hospital (Heidelberg).

Robert’s service would be continuous until he was admitted evacuated as sick on the 5th of September 1943, and whilst still a patient, Robert succumbed to illness on the 8th of September 1943, at the age of 58.

Private Robert Haworth, a veteran of the “Great War’, who died whilst on service with the Australian Military Forces during the Second World War, was formally laid to rest within Spingvale War Cemetery, Victoria.