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Arthur Oliver ROBB

Regimental number3081
Place of birthRobinson, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressTyagarah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, G Robb, Tyagarah, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 December 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This Pte was the only survivor of a party of 11 men who were engaged in laying out direction tapes on 18.9.18 S.E. of Le Vergiour N.W. of St. Quentin, the remainder of the party having become casualties. He was of great assistance in giving first aid to the wounded and afterwards accompanied his Officer and succeeded in carrying out the work to the Objectives. Throughout the day this man showed an utter disregard of danger and was invaluable in assisting in other work always under fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Discharge date30 March 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria, 4 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 11 June 1916.

Evacuated to England (pleurisy), 26 July 1916.

Commenced return to Australia, 2 December 1919; disembarked, 30 January 1920; discharged, 30 March 1920.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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