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Robert Douglas Sloan


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    Sloan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2895 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    DunedinOtago Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 28 June 1915 AWMM 26 Winfield Street, Footscray, Victoria AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    R S1oan, 26 Winfield Street, Footscray, Victoria AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 28 June 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1916 Battle of Fromelles AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2895 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 8" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      168 lb AWMM
    • 19 Jul 1916 {Age 38} AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Taken on strength, 5th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.
    Transferred to and taken on strength of 57th Bn, Serapeum, 17 February 1916.
    Transferred to and taken on strength of 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 18 March 1916.
    Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 30 March 1916 (sore feet), and transferred same day to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital; transferred to 8th Field Ambulance, 31 March 1916; discharged to duty, 1 April 1916.
    Transferred to 59th Bn, and taken on strength, Ferry Post, 19 May 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
    Posted missing, 19 July 1916.
    Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
    Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A' AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    19 July 1916 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 38 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    No known grave AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    V.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France AWMM

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  • Dear Great Great Grandfather Sloan, Thank you for giving your all and ultimately your life fighting for our freedoms. In my memory eternal. Leigh Hall
    Public - Leigh Anthony - Other Relative - 24 April 2015



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24 April 2015Leigh AnthonyBrisbane AustraliaOther Relative

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