Robert Edward RILEY

RILEY, Robert Edward

Service Number: 946
Enlisted: 18 February 1915, Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kempton, Tasmania, Australia, 9 October 1894
Home Town: Latrobe, Latrobe, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Pneumonia, St Ignatius Hospital, Malta, 22 December 1915, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery
Plot C, Row 111, Grave 6,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Latrobe War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

18 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 946, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, 946, 26th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, 946, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas and Eliza Riley of Thomas Street, Latrobe, Tasmania. Brother of Alfred James Riley who returned to Australia on 28 March 1919 having served with the 26th Battalion

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

Chaplain E.G. Wells officiated
Headstone inscription reads: In memory of the dearly loved son of Mr. & Mrs. T. Riley Latrobe, Tas.