Robert Groves was educated at Annandale Public School.
He was a hairdresser. He lived with his parents at 30 Young Street, Annandale.
His parents were Louisa Lillian and Charles. He was one of 6 boys - all of whom served in the Great War.
He was an ANZAC having fought at Gallipoli.
He was mentioned in dispatches and was awarded the Military Medal while serving on the Westem Front.
The citation, written by the Lieutenant Colonel of his Battalion reads:
"After the attack NW of Pozieres on the night 29j30th August Lt Cpl Groves found himself the only remaining NCO of his platoon.
He at once took charge and re-organised his Platoon. By his prompt action he was able to maintain the defence of his line with a well controlled party of men. His action showed a cool judgment at a critical time".
The medal was awarded on 3 September 1916.
Contrary to the memorial the military records show his date of death as 25th September 1917.
His name is also inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
The mural tablet was unveiled by the Reverend Rook on 26 September 1920.