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William Gray Dixon ROBERTSON

Regimental number61
Place of birthGeelong Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarm student
Address'The Manse', Moe, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinRev. C Robertson, 'The Manse', Moe, Victoria
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board A44 Vestalia on 26 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 7 August 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For gallant conduct and devotion to duty in the field. This N.C.O. was in charge of traffic control posts on MENIN ROAD during the operations in PASSCHENDALE - BONNEBEEKE Sector in October - November, 1917. Although this Sector was subjected to a continuous shelling by the enemy Sergeant ROBERTSON never failed to visit his posts and atend to the welfare of his men during the heaviest bombardment. He set a fine example to his men by his coolness and devotion to duty under very trying conditions. His conduct has been at all times most exemplary and his conduct of all duties entrusted to him during 3 years service has been very commendable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 January 1974
Age at death78
Place of burialCamperdown Cemetery, Victoria

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