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Alexander James ROBINSON

Regimental number252
Place of birthNewtown New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer's labourer
Address7 Don Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Alexander Robinson, 7 Don Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name20th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1918

Military Medal

'At HANEBEKE WOOD on 20th September 1917 this N.C.O. throughout the attack displayed great initiative and determination. After gaining the Battalion objective he was badly wounded, but refused to be taken back. He had shrapnel bullets through his leg, above the knee. In this condition he carried on for over an hour, moving about and assisting greatly in the work of consolidation until badly wounded a second time, this time he sustained a badly shattered arm, and he was carried out. His extraordinary courage and devotion to duty was a magnificent example and inspired all those who came in contact with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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