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Sloss, Robert Clifford aka Sloss, Thomas William (3953/6582 )

Place of Birth: Shepparton, VIC

Age: 30 years

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 22 June 1916 – Perth, WA

Service Number: 3953/6582 view online service record

c/o Post Office
East Fremantle, WA

Next of Kin:
Ethel Maud Thomas (sister)
c/o Post Office
East Fremantle, WA

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 13 October 1916
Ship: HMAT Suffolk A23
Port: Fremantle, WA
Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion – 21st Reinforcements

DOW: Thursday, 27 September 1917
Place: Belgium

Private, 16 Infantry, killed in action 27 September, 1917, Belgium, aged 34, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium

3953/6582 (served as SLOSS, Thomas William) Parents: Stewart and Mary SLOSS (both deceased), Brother, 2392, Harry Stewart Sloss, killed in action 14 November, 1916. Born Shepparton (Attestation), Healesville (Circular),   Enlisted in Perth with a sister Elsie Sloss c-o Robert Harper, Beach Street, Port Melbourne, later Bridport Street as next of kin. An elder brother Samuel received the medals, according to the Record’s report on Robert’s demise, as well as Elsie, there were sisters Edith, Daisy, Maude, Nellie, and Violet, by this time at 61 St. Vincent Place).

Additional Research by Brian Membrey

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