Private Robert Borthwick Australian Imperial Force
Name: BORTHWICK, ROBERT
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Unit Text: 27th Bn
Date of Death: 04/08/1916
Service No: 4070
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Memorial: VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
The Borthwicks stayed for a good while at Lingerwood Farm Cottages, Robert and his brother immigrated to Australia to start a new life, when war started in Europe they would answer the call
for King and the 'Old Country'. Robert would not live until the end , he enlisted at Adelaide on 2nd December, 1915 and would be killed in action in France, August,1916. Initially there was doubt as
to whether Robert was dead, and he was reported Wounded / Missing , sadly however after a court
of enquiry he was reported KIA.
To view Robert's brother James click here