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Horace Frederick ROBINSON

Regimental number1312
Place of birthGillingham, Kent, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Roslyn', Cowper Street, Granville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Robinson, 2 Galley Hill Terrace, London Road, Greenhill, Kew, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 2), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.

Identification disc received from Germany. No particulars afforded except that the soldier is deceased. Now, 13 March 1917, to be reported killed in action, 20 July 1916.

German report, 27 September 1919, 'austr. Sold. Robinson, H. J. C. 30. Batt. Nr. 1312. am 19.7.16. in Gegend Fromelles gefallen.'

Note, Red Cross File No 2330708: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROBINSON Horace Frederick
Red Cross file 2330708

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