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Slocombe, Robert James (1884–1915)

members of the 16th Battalion, Robert Slocombe is standing on the far right

members of the 16th Battalion, Robert Slocombe is standing on the far right

Australian War Memorial, P08421.001

Lance-corporal Robert James Slocombe, who has been reported as missing at the Dardanelles [later reported dead], is a brother of Mrs. Olive Young, of Welland, South Australia. Lance-corporal Slocombe was an old resident of Broken Hill, and a well-known supporter of the Broken Hill Football Club. He was working at the British mine at the outbreak of the war. He enlisted and left Broadmeadows with the Second Contingent.

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'Slocombe, Robert James (1884–1915)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/slocombe-robert-james-1660/text1774, accessed 6 June 2023.

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members of the 16th Battalion, Robert Slocombe is standing on the far right

members of the 16th Battalion, Robert Slocombe is standing on the far right

Australian War Memorial, P08421.001

Life Summary [details]

Birth

1884

Death

2 May, 1915 (aged ~ 31)
Dardanelles, Turkey

Cause of Death

killed in action

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Occupation
Military Service
Key Organisations
Workplaces