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Alexander John ROBERTSON

Regimental number3605
Place of birthRed Hill Victoria
AddressRed Hill, Cobden, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Alexander Robertson, Red Hill, Cobden, Victoria
Enlistment date22 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion


FateDied of wounds 18 July 1918
Place of burialFranvillers Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Jessie ROBERTSON, Cobden, Victoria

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his company with fine courage and ability at night under heavy shell fire and took enemy posts, taking three prisoners and killing the garrison. He set a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3602 Pte Peter Thomas Tait ROBERTSON, 3rd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 21 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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