Eungai Creek Robert Charles Channells Memorial Tablet

Robert Charles Channells Memorial Tablet, Eungai CreekEungai Creek Robert Charles Channells Memorial Tablet

The birth of Robert Charles Channells was registered at Kempsey, NSW. He attended Eungai Public School and, as a single teamster aged 22 years, enlisted as a private in the 2nd Battalion on 15 September 1915. His unit embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915.

As a private in the 45th Battalion he was killed in action on 7 August 1916 at Pozieres, Somme Sector in France. There is no known grave and he is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France.

A detailed account of his military service has been recorded in the publication Nambucca Anzacs by Trevor G. Lynch, 2013, Longueville Media.

His name is also recorded on the Macksville Cenotaph, Macksville Church of England and the Eungai Public School Honour Roll.

The marble plaque was dedicated in the Eungai District but can now be found in the Frank Partridge VC Military Museum.

  • Marble

Tablet 1:

For God and Country
In Loving Memory Of
My Dear Friend
No. 3140 45 Batt. A.I.F.
who was killed in action in France
August 7, 1916 aged 24 years
A young life nobly ended


Tablet 2:

For God and Country
And In Loving Memory of
our dear Brother
No 3740 45th BATT. A.I.F
who was killed in action in France
7th Augt. 1916, aged 25 years.

Far away on the field of battle
They laid our dear Bob to rest.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Private R C Channells First World War, 1914–18 Killed in action (KIA) 3740 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 45th Battalion Somme 1918 view
Frank Partridge VC Military Museum
High Street
Bowraville NSW 2449
Local Government Area
  • Nambucca Shire
Location/surrounding area
Inside the Frank Partridge VC Military Museum
Memorial type
  • Board/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
  • First World War, 1914–18

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