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William George ROBERTSON

Regimental number742
Place of birthThornton Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSalesman
AddressBenalla, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Donald Robertson, Benalla, Victoria
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 3 November 1917
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row IIIA, Grave No. 2), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
14
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Donald and Jane ROBERTSON, Benalla, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 979 James ROBERTSON MM
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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