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Eric Roy George ROBERTSON

Regimental number3073
Date of birth3 July 1898
Place of birthWoolwich, New South Wales
SchoolSt Aloysius Catholic College; Wagga Wagga Agricultural College, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStudent
Address'Elsthorpe', View Street, Woolwich, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John George Robertson, 'Elsthorpe', View Street, Woolwich, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 16 months in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date11 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Karmala on 3 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1919
Discharge date16 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3075 Pte Erle John ROBERTSON, 1st Light Horse, returned to Australia, 14 March 1919.
Other details

War service: enlisted 11 July 1916. Embarked from Sydney, 3 February 1917; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1917, and proceeded to Isolation Camp, Moascar. Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 26 March 1917. Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Regiment, 12 April 1917.

Proceeded to Rest Camp, Port Said, 9 January 1918; rejoined unit, 20 January 1918. Admitted to 34th Casualty Clearing Station with malaria, 22 July 1918; transferred to 36th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 24 July 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 29 July 1918.

Rejoined 1st Light Horse, 6 October 1918. To hospital, sick, 30 October 1918; discharged, 5 November 1918. Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital with malaria, 2 January 1919. Embarked from Suez on board SS 'Margha', 29 January 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 March 1919. Discharged as medically unfit, 16 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Parents: John George and Anne ROBERTSON

Date of death20 June 1974
Age at death76
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Catholic Lawn Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales

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