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George Robert ROBERTSON

Regimental number2702
Date of birth--/03/1888
Place of birthNaubari Fiji
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationAssistant cane inspector
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, James Robertson, Myola, Sandgate, Queensland
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF47
Promotion date: 27 June 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: INF45
Promotion date: 24 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack and capture of the final objective. He took charge of his platoon when all his officers had become casualties and handled it with great courage and ability.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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