Private Robert Warner

Service number 4927
Birth Date 1900-12-10
Birth Place United Kingdom: England, Greater London
Death Date 1916-08-16
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 4th Australian Pioneer Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Robert Warner (4927, 4th Pioneer Battalion) was born in London, England, on 10 December 1900. He moved to Australia at the age of 7, and was living in Kiama, NSW when he enlisted in January 1916. On 14 August 1916, only four days after joining the battalion, Robert received gunshot wounds to both legs and an arm while repairing communication trenches near Pozieres. He died two days later at the 44th Casualty Clearing Station. Robert is buried in the Puchevillers British Cemetery, Puchevillers, France. He was 15 years 8 months of age. Robert’s brother, Private Henry Warner, served in the 1st Battalion and was wounded just a few days later at Pozieres.



Date of birth 10 December 1900
Date of enlistment 05 January 1916
Date of embarkation 08 March 1916
Date of death 16 August 1916
Date of fate 16 August 1916