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John Ware ROBINSON

Regimental number838
Place of birthSt Kilda Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStudent
AddressAlma Road, Caulfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs A R Robinson, Alma Road, Caulfield, Victoria
Enlistment date15 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class I)
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 30169 (6 July 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174 (11 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great courage and determination in tending the wounded under very heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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