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Robert Malcolm Calder


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Malcolm AWMM
  • Surname
    Calder AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 20156 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    New PlymouthTaranaki Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    New Plymouth, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 November 1916 AWMM Sydney, New South Wales AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Caroline Calder, 'Denbigh', Narellan, New South Wales AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 November 1916 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 20156 AWMM
  • Military service
    Served in the New Zealand Mounted Rifles for 1 year 10 months; discharged on account of sickness. AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and 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' 9.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      144 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • War service: embarked Melbourne, 7 September 1917; disembarked Colombo, Ceylon, 18 September 1917; embarked 2 October 1917; disembarked Bombay, India, 10 October 1917; embarked 28 October 1917; disembarked Basrah, Mesopotamia, 2 November 1917.

    Taken on strength, 1st Australian Wireless Signal Squadron, 23 May 1918.

    Appointed Driver as from 28 July 1918.

    Embarked Basrah on board 'Northbrook' for passage to Australia, 26 February 1919; disembarked Bombay, 5 March 1919, and entrained for Calcutta.

    Commenced return to Australia from Calcutta on board 'Janus', 22 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 19 May 1919, and proceeded by train to Sydney; discharged, 13 August 1919. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
    NAA B2455 file 3186506
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • AIF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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