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Robert ADDISON

Regimental number28761
Place of birthMaryport England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBinalong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, G Addison, Highfield Place, Flimby, Maryport, Cumberland, England
Enlistment date15 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameMedium Trench Mortar Battery Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/129/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 14 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (immediate award)


Recommendation date: 27 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the morning of the 19th September, 1917, while the guns were firing, the position near HOOGE was bombarded with 15 centimetre H.E. and one of the pits was set on fire and a quantity of ammunition exploded. Gunner ADDISON immediately rushed to the pit and assisted Lieutenant NEEDS in putting out the fire saving several hundred rounds at great personal risk as the ammunition was exploding all round him at the time and enemy shells kept falling near the pit.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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