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Robert James McDERMID

Regimental number4314
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
AddressRailway Refreshment Rooms, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, R McDermid, Railway Refreshment Rooms, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date27 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 29 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class I)
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Australian Div, Australian Army Ordnance Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 10 January 1919

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Meritorious Service Medal

'This Warrant Officer has rendered excellent service to the Division since joining the ordnance Branch in July 1916. It has been largely owing to the consistently thorough and expeditious was in which he has carried out his duties, that Units of the Division have been enabled to secure prompt replacements of essential stores during operations, and that the fullest advantage has been taken of salvage possibilities and the maximum saving of public money effected. On two occasions during the past year the Ordnance Staff of the Division became seriously depleted owing to casualties caused by enemy shell fire. under these circumstances and whilst active operations were in progress, the efficiency and devotion to duty of Sub/Condr. MacDermid contributed, in no small degree, to the Ordnance services being satisfactorily maintained.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

SourcesNAA: B2455, McDERMID Robert James

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