Robert McKay McIntosh

First Name: 
Robert
Middle Name: 
McKay
Last Name: 
McIntosh
Mother's Name: 
Annie (nee Smith)
Father's Name: 
William McIntosh
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, July 27, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Company Sergeant Major, Warrant Officer (Class Two)
Unit: 
1st Battalion, 54th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, October 16, 1917
Place of Death: 
Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Company Sergeant Major Robert McIntosh (Service no. 4339) was born in Wollongong in 1890, the son of Robert and Annie McIntosh.

He enlisted in the AIF on 27th July, 1915 and embarked with 13th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion on HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20th December, 1915. He arrived in Egypt and as part of the major reorganization of the AIF was taken on the strength of the new 54th Battalion on 16th February, 1916. He then moved to the Western Front having been promoted on 10th May, 1916 to Company Sergeant Major.

He spent some time with 14th Training Battalion in England where he was acting Regimental Sergeant Major but reverted to Company Sergeant Major so he could return to the front.

On 16th October, 1917 he was engaged in the fighting on Westhoek Ridge and was killed in action. His body was never recovered and he has no known grave. Robert McIntosh is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MCINTOSH R M

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War medals of Robert McKay McIntosh

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