Robert Sproull

Sproull-R-grave-BelgiumName   Robert Sproull

Number    Private 4534

Battalion   24th Battalion

Place of Birth Ringrivshire Scotland 

Next of Kin His father, Mr. Andrew Sproull c/o printer Edward St Glasgow

Date and place of enlistment   Leongatha 6/8/1915

Religion   Presbyterian

Occupation   Farmer

Date and place of death He was killed in action on 21/9/1917 near Ypres Flanders Belgium

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in the Menin Road Military Cemetery Ypres Belgium

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He worked in the Koorooman East area 

Military History

  • He is on the Koorooman East Honour Roll
  • 6/8/15 He enlisted in Leongatha.
  • 21/3/16 He embarked Melbourne on RMS Malva
  • 22/9/16 He went to France from England
  • 2/10/16 He was taken on strength in Belgium
  • 20/11/16 He was sick in hospital with rheumatism in Rouen at The 12th General Hospital
  • 19/12/16 He was discharged to the base depot
  • 12/2/17 He rejoin battalion
  • 18/4/17 He was in Rouen with influenza at the 11th Stationary Hospital
  • 30/4/17 He was discharged to the base depot
  • 11/5/17 He rejoined battalion
  • 22/5/17 He was promoted to Lance Corporal
  • 23/5/17 Promoted to Corporal
  • 21/9/17 He was killed in action
  • Mr. Frank O’Loughlan P O Koorooman via Leongatha wrote on 11/9/17 and asked for the military address of R Sproull. He was forwarded the address
  • On July 15th 1917 he filled out a will form leaving his estate to his mother Mrs. Sproull of 27 Watt St S S Glasgow. The witnesses were Arthur Smith of Park Hill Lockhart farmer of NSW and James Littlefield of Rockdale Sydney NSW.
  • He was not moved to Hoog Crater Cemetery but is at Menin Road Cemetery
  • Bob Sprooll had a nephew named in his honour. That Bob Sproull served in the 2nd AIF. He was captured in Singapore and served the war in Changi Prison Singapore, the Burma Railway and again in Changi. At the time of writing he is still alive and living in Lang Lang.

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