Robert Devine

First Name: 
Robert
Last Name: 
Devine
Mother's Name: 
Agnes Devine
Father's Name: 
Robert Devine
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, April 6, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Company: 
C Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, October 1, 1918
Place of Death: 
Peronne, France
Cause of Death: 
Wounded in action
Details: 

Robert Devine (Service No 6240) was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland around 1884.

When he enlisted, Robert was 32 years of age, single, employed as a miner, and lived at Thirroul, NSW.

He embarked on HMAT A14 Euripides with 20th Reinforcements, 13th Battalion on 9th September 1916. After training in England he was sent to France and served on the Western Front as a member of 9 Platoon, C Company, 13th Battalion.

On 4th February 1917 Robert was wounded at Bullecourt, sustaining a gun shot wound to his left buttock. After treatment he returned to the fighting and was wounded a second time on 16th October 1917 at the Menin Road battle where he was severely gassed.

On 18th September 1918 Robert was fighting at Mill Spinney Wood when he was wounded by a shell. He was evacuated to 47th Casualty Clearing Station for treatment of a gun shot wound to his abdomen and groin.  Unfortunately Robert died of these wounds on 1st October 1918.

He is buried in Brie British Cemetery; Plot III, Row E, Grave 3.

Sources: 
NAA B2455, DEVINE R

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