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Robert John SAVAGE

Regimental number5898
Place of birthAshfield New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrazier
AddressBurrowa, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Savage, Pridman Street, Burrowa, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty throughout the night of 21st/22nd instant near WESTHOEK, under heavy shell fire. These men constantly patrolled telephone lines where exposed and repaired same and endeavoured under intense barrage fire to open up communication to rear by lamp. The work of both men was beyond praise and materially assisted the F.O.O. in his duties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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