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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: Robert Weddell
Also known as: Weddell, Robert Hunter
Rank: Major
Place of Birth: Geelong (Vic.)
Next of Kin: J. Weddell - Father ; Station Street, Hampton, Vic.
Biographical notes: Was married to Flora Weddell and had a daughter named Rosemary Weddell. In 1931 he became Administrator of the NT and he served as a Government Resident in NT for 10 years. Source: NTDB: p.624-625.
Occupation: School Teacher
Date of Enlistment: 28-Aug-1914
Age at Enlistment: 33
Place of Enlistment: Shepparton (Vic.)
Unit: 7th Battalion, F Company
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1951-11-23
Place of Death: Malvern (Vic.)
Service History: The unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A20 'Hororata' on 19 October 1914. Served in Gallipoli and survived as the only remaining officer in the Krithia attack. Recommended for Military Cross Award on 4 June 1915 and later wounded and invalided in England. Returned to Australia 2 February 1916 and left the army in 1917. Served in Australian Intelligence Corps in Melbourne from 1939-1943 and then he retired as a Colonel.
Related link: Unit War Diary
Military Cross Citation
Service Record
Our dear old battalion : the story of the 7th Battalion, AIF, 1914-1919 by Ronald J. Austin. Rosebud, Vic. : Slouch Hat Publications, 2004.
Embarkation Roll - HMAT A20 'Hororata'
Nominal Roll
Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography edited by David Carment. Darwin : Charles Darwin University Press, 2008: p.624-625.
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
Appears in Collections:Returned ANZACs

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