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Robert Hall RINGROSE

Regimental number2325
Place of birthToowoomba Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressToowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Ringrose, Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: Cadet Off
Promotion date: 4 January 1919


Unit: 4 Pioneer Btn
Promotion date: 4 April 1919

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty near ZONNEBEKE on the 17th October, 1917. This N.C.O. who was in charge of a carrying party, attached to the Power Buzzer Section of this Division, did, although he was ill, lead his party with fresh accumulators to the forward stations through heavy enemy barrage fire and across shell holed and swampy country at a critical time when all other means of communication between Battalions advancing to the attack and Brigades were down. He kept his party together and delivered the accumulators in good order, thus maintaining good Power Buzzer communication. He, although sick, personally encouraged them in their most dangerous and arduous duty by his example of most brave and untiring work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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