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Neil Robinson LAMBORN

Regimental number771
Place of birthAuburn Victoria
Address2 Rathmines Grove, Auburn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, W J Lambporn, 2 Rathmines Grove, Auburn, Victoria
Enlistment date2 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work near Westhoek on 23 September 1917.'
Recommendation date: 26 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919

Military Medal

'Showed great gallantry and rendered excellent service in charge of a carrying party and succeeded in getting a 6" Newton T.M. and 150 T.M. Bombs from a dump to the T.M. emplacement in our front line near ANZAC, WESTHOEK 23rd September, 1917. This N.C.O. made many trips with ammunition under an irregular, but at times heavy barrage, and with only a short interval's rest, was 70 hours under fire while engaged on this task. His example inspired his detachment.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Date of death30 May 1950
Place of burialBoxhill Cemetery

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