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Charles Ernest ROBSON

Regimental number746
Place of birthWolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolWaterloo Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTinsmith
Address79 Raglan Street, Waterloo, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 5.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Louisa Matilda Robson, 79 Raglan Street, Waterloo, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 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
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 45), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
117
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Johanna ROBSON; husband of Louisa ROBSON, 79 Raglan Street, Waterloo, New South Wales
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.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsWife's address subsequently 346 Anzac Parade, South Kensington, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROBSON Charles Ernest

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