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Robert Cameron SHARP

Regimental number73
Date of birth--/09/1888
Place of birthUnley South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStockman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, George Sharp, Goodwood Park, South Australia
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: LH9
Promotion date: 12 September 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: LH9
Promotion date: 9 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and initiative on 2nd October 1918, when the regiment was galloping out to cut off a large party of the enemy moving along the foot of Jebel Kalamun. This officer, who, with his troop, was detached from the regiment, crossed and took up a position north east of the head of the enemy column, and by his fire delayed their retirement, thus greatly aiding in the capture of 1,400 prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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