Robert (Robin) Arthur (Robin) MACKELLAR

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MACKELLAR, Robert (Robin) Arthur

Service Number: 3906
Enlisted: 30 December 1915, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bauple, Queensland, 4 April 1889
Home Town: Bauple, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Gatton College and Brisbane Technical College
Occupation: Pearler
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 29 July 1916, aged 27 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Broome War Memorial 2, Gatton Agricultural College HR, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

30 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3906, 28th Infantry Battalion, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
12 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3906, 28th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3906, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Fremantle
29 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3906, 28th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography contributed by Robyn McCracken

Son of Alexander MacKellar and Edith Willoughby Biddles

"...3906 Private Robin Arthur Mackellar, 28th Battalion. A pearler from Broome, WA prior to enlistment, Pte Mackellar embarked with the 9th Reinforcements from Fremantle on HMAT Miltiades on 12 February 1916. Whilst serving on the Western front he was listed as missing in action at Pozieres and a later Court of Enquiry determined that he had been killed in action on 29 July 1916. Having no known grave, he is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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