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Robert MORGAN

Regimental number2022
Place of birthPerth Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumber
Address59 Aberdeen Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, William Robert Morgan, 50 Aberdeen Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Postal Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Bar to Military Medal (Altered from Distinguished Conduct Medal)


Recommendation date: 16 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Bar to Military Medal

'On the 3rd October, 1918, during the attack on the BEAUREVOIR Line, east of PERONNE, when a company had become isolated and telephonic communication was impossible, this man volunteered to carry an urgent message through a valley which was being continually swept with artillery and machine gun fire, and in full view of the enemy. Due to his determination and total disregard of personal danger, the message was speedily delivered, and he immediately returned to Battalion Headquarters with valuable information as to the progress of the attack and the tactical situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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