Robert Loton ANNEAR MID

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ANNEAR, Robert Loton

Service Number: 2065
Enlisted: 23 November 1914, Enlisted at Helena Vale, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hamley Bridge, South Australia, 25 May 1886
Home Town: Broome, Broome, Western Australia
Schooling: Watervale Grammar School, South Australia
Occupation: Pearler
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 December 1915, aged 29 years
Cemetery: 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery
Special Memorial, Row B, Grave 47 Chaplain T.F. Tyler officiated Headstone inscription reads; Until the morning breaks
Memorials: Broome War Memorial 2
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World War 1 Service

23 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2065, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Helena Vale, WA
26 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2065, 16th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
26 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2065, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Fremantle
28 Jan 1916: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, ANZAC Gallipoli, Awarded and promulgated in the London Gazette, Supplement, No. 29455 on 28 January 1916; Commonwealth Gazette No. 44 on 6 April 1916.

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Robert Samuel Annear and Mary Euphemia (Effie) Annear nee Mills of Carnamah, Midland Railway, WA. Brother of William Murray Annear, Jessie Jean Annear and Kenneth Charles Annear

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

He was a member of the South Australian Defence Rifle Club, the Broome Rifle Club and Wirelss Guard, WA