Private Robert Arthur Gilbertson

Service number 4417
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Death Date 1917-01-05
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 19th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Robert Arthur Gilbertson (4417, 19th Battalion) was born in Sydney, NSW. He was working as a boundary rider when he enlisted in December 1915. Robert was killed in action near Gieudecourt on 5 January 1917 as his battalion was relieving the 20th Battalion in the front line trenches. His mother wrote that he was 17 and one half years of age at the time of his death. Robert is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.



Date of embarkation 09 April 1916
Date of enlistment 08 May 1916
Date of death 05 January 1917
Date of fate 05 January 1917