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Full Name
Robert Forster Vial
Forename(s)
Robert Forster
Surname
Vial
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
2/88
Place of Birth
Australia
First Known Rank
  • Corporal
  • Second Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment
  • Unknown occupation
  • Warehouseman
Next of Kin
  • H. Vial (father), Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand
  • H. Vial (father), care of Ullathorne, Hartridge, and Co. (Limited), Harris Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status
  • Single
  • Unknown marital status
Enlistment Address
  • Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Unknown address
Military District
  • Wellington
  • Unknown military district
Body on Embarkation
  • Samoan Advance Party
  • 5th Reinforcements
  • New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
  • Field Artillery
  • Field Artillery
  • 29th Reinforcements New Zealand Field Artillery
Embarkation Date
  • 15 August 1914
  • 13 June 1915
  • 13 August 1917
Place of Embarkation
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
  • Moeraki or Monowai
  • Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
  • Mokoia
Destination
  • Apia, Samoa
  • Suez, Egypt
  • Glasgow, Scotland
Nominal Roll Footnotes
  • Born in Australia.
  • Ex Samoan Advance and 5th Reinforcements.
Nominal Roll Number
  • Vol1
  • 70
Page on Nominal Roll
  • 745
  • 22
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918

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