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John Stewart McROBIE

Regimental number2333
Place of birthAberdeen Scotland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationForeman builder
Address68 Alexandria Street, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs C McRobie, 68 Alexandria Street, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollRSM
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a large rationing party. It was mainly due to his skill and fine leadership that the party twice passed through a heavy enemy barrage and shell fire with only slight casualties, and was able to deliver the rations and water.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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