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Walter ROBINS

Regimental number2201
Place of birthBirmingham England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressBrunswick Road, Albany, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, George Ernest Robins, Brunswick Road, Albany, Western Australia
Enlistment date3 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 6 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
63
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Margaret ROBINS; husband of Frances ROBINS, "Como", Burgoyne Road, Albany, Western Australia. Native of Watford, England
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the advance was held up by two enemy machine guns, with another man he dashed forward, captured one of the guns, putting the team out of action. This gallant act inspired other men to attack and capture the second gun, taking many prisoners and allowing the advance to proceed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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