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James Carney ROBINSON

Regimental number586
Place of birthHorsham, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressStawell Road, Horsham, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs Olive Robinson, 34 Moubray Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Enlistment date25 March 1916
Place of enlistmentHorsham, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 29 May 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'In the capacity of C.Q.M.S. he has put forth the most untiring efforts for the comfort of the men of his Company both in and out of the fighting line. He has always displayed a most cheerful spirit while carrying out the hardest work under the most trying and difficult circumstances. He has always been of the greatest assistance to his Company Commander.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 August 1949
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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