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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Christian, Robert (2072)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 22 years 11 months

Enlistment Details: Friday, 20 November 1914 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2072            view online service record

60 Nott Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
J Christian (brother)
60 Nott Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 6 September 1915
Ship: HMAT Ballarat A70
Port: Sydney, NSW
Unit: 2nd Field Company Engineers – 10th Reinforcements

KIA: Friday, 12 October 1917
Place: Belgium

Brother: John Quirk Christian

Sapper, 2 Field Engineers, killed in action, Belgium, aged 26, commemorated Hooge Crater Cemetery, Passchendaele, Belgium.

Parents: Donald and Mrs Margaret CHRISTIAN (both late), born Port Melbourne, educated Nott Street SS, Raglan Street. Enlisted as a 22-year-old carpenter with a brother John Quirk CHRISTIAN at 60 Nott Street. The circular was returned by an aunt, Mrs Isabella Blanche DIVEN? from 330 Bay Street. John later enlisted as 1054, 8 Light Trench Mortar Battery giving an aunt, Mrs Dusting HARVEY at the Nott Street address as next of kin.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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