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Harold Joseph ROBINSON

Regimental number3908
Place of birthDunolly Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationRailway employee
Address484 Nicholson Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFather, J Robinson, 484 Station Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 23 August 1918, at Herleville Wood. When only one officer was left in his company he took command of the right half and led the men to their objective, superintending the consolidation quite regardless of fire. Later, after beating off a counter attack, he, with two men, set out under heavy fire and established communication with the flank.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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