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Robert McEachran MONTGOMERY

Regimental number2617
Place of birthRiverstone New South Wales
AddressKyogle, Richmond River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, John Montgomery, Kyogle, Richmond River, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 27 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. during operations north west of POZIERES on night of 8th/9th August, 1916, was in charge of Company Scouts, and he crept close to enemy's position under machine gun and snipers fire and was always cool and courageous. He set a splendid example to the men in his vicinity. He had the respect of his officers for his splendid work so much so that when he was wounded his Company Commander carried him to a place of safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Date of death6 March 1948

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