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William Hall ROBINSON

Regimental number622
Place of birthLiverpool England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressQueen Street, North Ararat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Sm Robinson, Queen Street, North Ararat, Victoria
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Near NOREUIL on the night of 10th - 11th April on the occasion of operations being carried out by the 4th Australian Division, Sapper ROBINSON was in charge of an amplifier station at 4th Australian Brigade H.Q. Signals - he remained at his post with receiver on his ears for 36 hours continuously and by frequently repairing his earth lines, many times under heavy shell fire, he succeeded in maintaining the communications throughout. On the morning of the 11th April, during the enemy counter attack, he joined in the defence of the trench and saved his amplifier from falling into the enemy's hands.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

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