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Alfred Amos ROBERTS

Regimental number2724
Place of birthAlbany, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKent House, Brunswick Road, Albany, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5.5"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Roberts, Kent House, Brunswick Road, Albany, Western Australia
Previous military serviceYes: Naval Reserve. Now Serving. UT.
Enlistment date17 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Isabella ROBERTS

Military Medal

'This man is brought to notice for his very excellent work and gallantry on the 5th April 1918, when the enemy delivered a very heavy attack against the position occupied by the Battalion near HEBUTERNE. During the preliminary bombardment, which preceded the attack on three separate occasions, he went through the enemy intense barrages with communications for Battalion Headquarters. He showed a total disregard for his own safety and seemed obsessed solely with the idea of getting his despatches through. He is recommended for distinction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 1
Date: 2 January 1919

Discharge date6 September 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somali', 1 June 1919; disembarked Perth, 8 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Perth, 6 September 1919.

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

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death28 January 1938
Age at death41
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROBERTS Alfred Amos

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