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Claude Charles ROBINSON

Regimental number3611
Place of birthFyansford Victoria
AddressFyansford via Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth May Robinson, Fyansford via Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date17 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919

Military Medal

'At MORLANCOURT on night 28/29th July 1918. This N.C.O. during our attack displayed great bravery, initiative and coolness. He established a bombing block in the the enemy's trench after bombing them out, inflicting many casualties. He crawled out after final objective had been reached, and got into touch with advanced Piquet posts after we had three casualties endeavouring to do the same ting. He proved a clever, brave and skilful leader and set an inspiring example to the remainder of his Platoon.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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