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Fred ROBINSON

Regimental number7861
Place of birthTownsville Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
AddressCairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, S Robinson, Oonoonba via Townsville, Queensland
Enlistment date14 September 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On morning of 18th September 1918 during the attack on enemy positions EAST of JEANCOURT, this man shone out during the operation for his daring and bravery. At all times he was to the fore when enemy showed fight, and on one particular occasion when a hostile post was encountered he dashed forward, bombed the post and enabled the platoon to continue the advance. By his fine display of courage and the magnificent example he set, he inspired the remainder of the platoon, and his behaviour is worthy of recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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