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Robert MUTER

Regimental number121
Place of birthCowdenbeath Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPhotographer
Addressc/o Mrs Toban, 815 Rathdown Street, Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, W Muter, c/o Mrs Toban, 815 Rathdown Street, Carlton, Victoria
Enlistment date23 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 16 March 1918

FateDied of wounds 25 April 1918
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
164
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Aberfeldie Bowling Club Roll of Honor.
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a raid, whilst his party were attempting to force an entry through the enemy wire, it was heavily bombed from the hostile trench. Vaulting over the wire he engaged six of the enemy with his revolver, thereby engaged six of the enemy with his revolver, thereby preventing the enemy bombing until his party had effected an entrance into the trench. By this bold and gallant act he not only prevented an attack from the enemy on his flank, but precluded the operations from resulting in a failure.'
Source: 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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