Robert Francis AWMM
Also known as
- 23 October 1875 AWMM Dunedin, Otago AWMM
- 23 October 1875 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Dunedin, Otago Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Unknown AWMM 16 Harrow Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Mrs Emily Crawford (wife), 16 Harrow Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 13 November 1915 AWMM Married AWMM
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- Height, WWI AWMM
5' 6.5" AWMM
- Weight, WWI AWMM
154 lb AWMM
Departed Zeitoun for Canal Zone, 23 January 1916.
Transferred to Pioneer Bn, Ismailia, 14 March 1916.
Embarked Port Said to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 9 April 1916.
On leave, 17 August 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, from leave, 31 August 1917.
Admitted to No 4 NZ Field Ambulance, 26 September 1917 (diarrhoea), and transferred same day to 4th Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to duty, 4 October 1917; marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 6 October 1917.
Transferred to 1st Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, 20 October 1917; joined Bn, in the field, 11 November 1917, and posted to 4th Company.
Wounded in action, 3 December 1917 (left toe); rejoined unit, 26 December 1917.
Admitted to No 4 NZ Field Ambulance, 19 January 1918 (myalgia); discharged to Reinforcements Camp, 26 January 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 22 February 1918.
Classified 'C Class' by NZ Standing Medical Board, 12 April 1918; marched out to England, 18 April 1918; marched in to NZ Discharge Depot, Torquay, 19 April 1918.
Commenced return to New Zealand from Liverpool on board HMNZT 'Ulimaroa', 1 May 1918; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of constitutional illness exacerbated by Active Service: rheumatics, arthritis), 19 July 1918.
War service: 2 years 330 days (of which 2 years 214 days were abroad) AWMM
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- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Page No: 160 AWMM
- NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
- Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
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