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William Ormiston ROBERTSON

Regimental number658
Place of birthCamperdown, Vctoria
SchoolCamperdown State School No 114, Victoria
OccupationPost Office official
AddressCamperdown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Robertson, Camperdown, Victoria
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Place of enlistmentCamperdown, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo Known Grave
Commemoration detailsHelles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Caroline ROBERTSON. Native of Camperdown, Victoria,
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alxandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Appointed Lance Sergeant, 7 April 1915.

Promoted Sergeant, 30 April 1915.

Killed in action, 8 May 1915.
Miscellaneous detailsServed in the Citizen Military Forces; appointed Lt, June 1914.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROBERTSON William Ormiston

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