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Robert BALLANTYNE

Regimental number124
Place of birthBuckingham England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationHorse driver
AddressPenguin, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinFather, Andrew Ballantyne, Penguin, Tasmania
Enlistment date11 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 29 December 1918

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: "Undated"

FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1918
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the period 16th September, 1918 to 11th November, 1918, this Non Commissioned Officer did admirable work under extremely difficult conditions in supervising the preparation and cooking of the meals of the Battalion. His duties have very frequently been carried out under shell-fire, but his assiduousness in their performance has been of a very high standard, and it has been due very largely to his excellent work that the feeding of the battalion has at all times been satisfactory to a marked degree.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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