The AIF Project

Robert PETERS

Regimental number1934
Place of birthPrahran Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
Addressc/o Mr Jones, Goodwood Road, Goodwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinBrother, David Peters, Rose Park, South Australia
Enlistment date23 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Refers 29 March 1918.
Recommendation date: 26 August 1918

Bar to Military Medal


Recommendation date: Unspecified*"

FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 19
Date: 14 February 1918

Bar to Military Medal

'Is brought to notice for gallantry and devotion to duty when on reconnaissance near HEBUTERNE on the 29th March, 1918. Regardless of great personal risk he proceeded down a communication trench occupied by the enemy, for the purpose of obtaining his numbers and dispositions. This was a most daring feat, as the enemy was strongly suspected of holding the line in great strength. This proved to be correct. In order to make his investigations, and in obtaining the desired information, this non-commissioned Officer took his life in his hands. There was no cover from observation or fire, and when he proceeded on his task he was fully aware that discovery meant destruction. For his gallantry he is strongly recommended for distinction.'

Print format