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Garnet Edward ROBBINS

Regimental number2488
Place of birthTylden Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressYoung Street, Mooroopna, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, John Arthur Robbins, Young Street, Mooroopna, Victoria
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 33), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Shepparton Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: John Arthur and Jane ROBBINS. Native of Tylden, Victoria

Military Medal

'For gallantry in cutting the enemy wire entanglements under Machine Gun fire during the raid of June 29th, and also for devition to duty as Stretcher Bearers in bringing 3 men back into our trenches across No Man's Land under a barrage of shrapnel fire.' [Refers also to 919 Pte James Francis STRAIN.]
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Family/military connectionsBrother: [2357] 2nd Lt Charles Arthur Laurence ROBBINS, 22nd Bn, killed in action, 9 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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