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George Francis ROBINSON

Regimental number3914
Place of birthPaywit Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address48 The Strand, Newport, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, John Robinson, 48 The Strand, Newport, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When all the detachment of his Lewis gun had become casualties whilst advancing under heavy fire, this N.C.O. who was in charge of a platoon, himself took the Lewis gun and used it with great skill, silencing an enemy gun which was inflicting heavy casualties on our line. He personally supervised, without any regard for his own safety, the work of his men who were "digging in" when the objective was captured, although the enemy were heavily "sniping" the position. The same night he went out into "No Man's Land" with one other man and a Lewis gun and silenced an enemy gun, bringing back with him on his return to our lines two of our men who had been wounded in the attack. He displayed great courage throughout the day, and admirable qualities of leadership.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Date of death30 March 1948

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