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Robert Swan McCUBBINS

Regimental number3596
OccupationCarting contractor
Address73 East Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie G Charlotte McCubbins, 73 East Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date4 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919

Military Medal

'On 2nd April, 1917, in the attack on NOREUIL, Private McCUBBING [sic] a Battalion Stretcher-bearer showed great courage and endurance in tending and in carrying in wounded throughout the day under machine gun and shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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