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William Albert ROBERTSON

Regimental number1286
Date of birth2 September 1888
Place of birthWest Ham, London, England
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationAccountant
Address'Amaroo', Norris Street, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Robertson, 'Amaroo', Rangers Avenue, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name17th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 17th Battalion
Promotion date: 3 November 1915

Lieutenant


Unit: 17th Battalion
Promotion date: 21 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Discharge date25 April 1919
Other details

Date of birth given as 29 September 1893 in Army List, and also on AWM Biographical Card: latter crossed out and replaced with 2 September 1888.

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, 27 July 1916; 3 October 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death25 December 1968
Age at death80

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