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Wm Henry ROBERTS

Regimental number239
Place of birthBendigo Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressInglewood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, J Roberts, Inglewood, Victoria
Enlistment date4 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For his gallantry in action near BULLECOURT on 3rd May 1917. After being wounded with his officer between the opposing lines he made his way under heavy Machine gun fire with a report from his officer. He then endeavoured to guide a stretcher party back until casualties prevented further progress.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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