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Hugh Douglas ROBB

Regimental number2900
Place of birthKatoomba New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSurveyor
AddressMedlow Bath, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, A Robb, Medlow Bath, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On going forward with the advance to obtain information he came upon an enemy strong point. Collecting some men who were without leaders he led them against the garrison and captured the position. He then went on and obtained his information.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

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

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