Robert Warner

First Name: 
Robert
Last Name: 
Warner
Mother's Name: 
Emily (nee Cronk)
Father's Name: 
James
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, January 3, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
4th Pioneer
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, August 16, 1916
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Died of wounds
Details: 

Private Robert Warner (Service no. 4927) was born circa 1898 in London, England and at the time of enlistment was described as a single 18 year old farmer from Kiama. He embarked on HMAT A15 Star of England on 8th March, 1916 with 15th Reinforcements 13th Battalion, but on arrival in Egypt he was transferred to the 4th Pioneer Battalion and saw service on the Western Front.

Robert was going into action for the Mouquet Farm Battle when he was hit by a bomb blast. He was admitted to the 44th Casualty Clearing Station for treatment of shrapnell wounds to his left arm and leg. There he was operated on and had both legs amputated, but unfortunately he did not survive the trauma of the operation.

Private Warner is buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery, Plot II, Row D, Grave 62.

 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WARNER ROBERT

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