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William Sherlock ROBINS

Regimental number3928
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressYatpool, via Mildura, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J W Robins, Yatpool, via Mildura, Victoria
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations near ZONNEBEKE east of YPRES 4/8th October, 1917, this man did most valuable work as runner. He worked continually under the heaviest of enemy barrages and showed the greatest courage and persistence though worn out through want of sleep. He volunteered for very dangerous work and showed great willingness in the performance of all tasks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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