Robert Marshall KINMOND

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KINMOND, Robert Marshall

Service Number: 2048
Enlisted: 2 February 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dundee, Scotland, 1 January 1894
Home Town: Largs Bay, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 23 July 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval
Grave Ref no: XIII.R.6. Personal Inscription IN LOVING MEMORY OF ONE WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY SADLY MISSED
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
20 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2048, 10th Infantry Battalion
20 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2048, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Adelaide
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2048
Date unknown: Involvement SN 2048, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"THE LATE LANCE CORPORAL KINMOND.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Kinmond, Sandwell street, Peterhead, have been officially notified that their youngest son, Lance Corporal R. M. Kinmond, was killed in action in France between July 23 and 25. In September he was reported as missing. The late Lance-Corporal Kinmond was born and educated in Scotland. He was 22 years of age, and came to South Australia with his parents about six years ago. He served both in Gallipoli and Egypt before going to France. Prior to enlistment he was employed at the British Imperial Oil Company's works, Birkenhead. He also was connected with the Naval Brigade, but resigned so that he could go to the front. He was of a genial disposition, and esteemed by a large circle of friends." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 27 Jan 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Australian Infantry 10th Battalion.

Date of enlistment: 02.02.1915
Place of enlistment: Keswick, Australia.

Age at Death: 22

Date of Death: Between 23.07.1916 & 25.07.1916.

Parents:Jane Mathers Kinmond, [died 20 Jul 1943] and John Kinmond, [died 22 Nov 1931] of Lawtell Rd, Largs Bay, Australia.

They lived sometime at Manuel St., New Queenstown, South Australia.

Dundee paid a high price for her war efforts. By the armistice, over 4,000 men and several women had made the ultimate sacrifice. Their names are recorded in the city’s Roll of Honour.

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