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William Charles ROBERTSON

Regimental number2411
Place of birthBerrigan, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressBerrigan, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 9"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinFather, A. Robertson, Berrigan, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 September 1915
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of burialRation Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row H, Grave No. 17), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
119
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 14 March 1916; disembarked Suez, 15 April 1916.

Admitted No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 27 April 1916 (measles); discharged to duty and rejoined 8th Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 25 May 1916.

Taken on strength of 31st Bn, Ferry Post, 25 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Reported wounded and missing, 20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 1 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on B.103: 'buried in vicinity of Fleurbaix, Sh.36 N.W.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROBERTSON William Charles
Red Cross file 2330110

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