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Richard James ROBARTS

Regimental number3904
Place of birthSt Kilda Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address13 Barkly Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs L Robarts, 13 Barkly Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Medal

'During the fighting east of YPRES on 20th September 1917, Pte. ROBARTS distinguished himself by stalking and shooting three individual enemy snipers who were causing casualties to our troops during the consolidation of the captured position. He showed great courage and initiative throughout and showed great dash in assisting to capture a strong enemy block-house.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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