Robert Patmore

First Name: 
Robert
Last Name: 
Patmore
Mother's Name: 
Mary Patmore
Father's Name: 
James Patmore
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, November 15, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
4th Battalion
Company: 
14th Reinforcement
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, July 28, 1916
Place of Death: 
At sea
Cause of Death: 
Myelitis with paraplegia
Details: 

Robert Patmore (Service No 4587) was born in Wigan, England around 1896.  His family emigrated to Australia and Robert was living in Woonona, N.S.W. when he enlisted. He was a single 19 year old wheeler.

Robert embarked from Sydney with the 4th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement, on HMAT A62 Wandilla on 3rd February, 1916.

On his arrival in Egypt Robert was admitted to hospital due to illness.  Robert appeared to improve and was released back to his unit, but he suffered a relapse.  On 18 July, 1916, Robert was pronounced 'out of danger' at the No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbasia, having developed myelitis with paraplegia.  He was then transferred to HMAT Seang Choon for return to Australia.

He received treatment in the ship hospital but his condition deteriorated and he died at sea on 28 July, 1916.

Robert Patmore was buried at sea with full honours.

Robert is commemorated at the Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt & on the Bulli-Woonona War Memorial.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, PATMORE ROBERT

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