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Robert Langdon BONYTHON

Regimental number2593
Place of birthSummertown, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGardener
AddressSummertown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maggie Bonython, Summertown, South Australia
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. (Pozieres).
Recommendation date: 29 July 1916

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. Though wounded in the head, he refused to withdraw, and working his way round the enemy's flank, used his machine gun with great effect.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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