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Re: Robert Neil O'Rourke/Robertson/Bingham 28/10/1918
Posted by: Rhonda (ID *****7909) Date: July 21, 2012 at 19:53:06
In Reply to: Robert Neil O'Rourke/Robertson/Bingham 28/10/1918 by Suzanne Huntington of 82839

This fellow claimed he was 16 when he joined up for WW2 - so born in 1923 instead??????????

TROVE has this report
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW) Wednesday 7 October 1942

Private Robert Neil Bingham. 19, A.I.F., charged with desertion, was alleged tp have been absent from his unit from June 19 until September 21, when he surrendered. He said, he was only 16 when he joined the Army. He had served at Tobruk.

The decision of the Court will be promulgated later.

[BINGHAM Robert Neil (Private) : Service Number - SX1135 : Unit - 2/10th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force : Date of Court Martial - 6 October 1942]

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