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William Frederick ROBBINS

Regimental number2522
Date of birth4 May 1888
Place of birthToolamba, Victoria
OccupationHorse breaker
AddressDumbalk, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Amy Agnes Robbins, Dumbalk PO, Dumbalk, South Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date25 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty after being wounded. He was one of a carrying party, and although the wound had rendered his left arm useless, he made four trips to the front line with carrying parties through heavy shell fire, afterwards making a fifth journey to guide a party of infantry to the front line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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