Private Robert Lionel Meredith

Service number 2178
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Bulli
Death Date 1917-06-07
Death Place Belgium
Also known as Robert Lionel Falconer, Robert Lionel Falconer
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 45th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 45th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Robert Lionel Meredith (2178, 45th Battalion) was born in Bulli, NSW. He was still at school when he enlisted in February 1916 under the alias Robert Falconer. Robert was killed in action on 7 June 1916 during the battle of Messines and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Robert’s mother later wrote that he was 17 years 3 months of age at the time of his death. Robert’s uncle, Lance Corporal William Chapman, was killed in action in France and his cousin, Private John James Remilton, was killed in action in Belgium.



Date of enlistment 21 February 1916
Date of embarkation 22 August 1916
Date of death 07 June 1917
Date of fate 07 June 1917