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Richard ROBERTS

Regimental number4755
Place of birthCannarbon Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSailor
AddressPort Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Amy Roberts, Carnarvon, Wales
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateDischarged 2 December 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At WESTHOEK RIDGE 20th September, 1917. For gallantry in action. When the N.C.O. in charge of his detachment was killed, Private ROBERTS took charge of his gun and crew, and although wounded refused to leave his post, and remained on duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal, Military Medal

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