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Albert Lewis ROBERTS

Regimental number8355
Place of birthVictoria Canada
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSugar worker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinBrother, F Roberts, 1401 Front Street, Sacramento, California, USA
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. Though wounded while acting as carrier, he applied his first field dressing and then resumed work under very heavy fire, refusing to be properly attended to. He carried on till he was wounded by shrapnel and forced to withdraw.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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