Robert Louis SAWYER

Robert Louis Sawyer Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Rockhampton
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
School Teacher
Enlisted
18-September-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
21
Status
Single
Service No
4353
Rank
Private
Unit
26th Battalion, 11th Reinforcements
Embarked
30-March-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
Corporal
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
20-September-1917
Place
Menin Road, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, Wytschaete, Belgium
Notes

Name on ROH: B. SAWYER

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and St Stephen’s Uniting Church Toowoomba Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial.

 

Robert Sawyer arrived in France in June 1916. In August he was admitted to hospital in Rouen with an illness ‘Not Yet Determined’ then invalided to England where he remained until returning to France in November. In Belgium four months later he was killed in action at the battle of Menin Road.