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Robert John Leslie SHEARER

Regimental number2896
Place of birthBrunswick Victoria
Address1Ol Victoria Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, J Shearer,101 Victoria Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date17 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Robert John

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He organized and led a bombing party against the enemy, thereby saving the situation at a critical time. Later he rescued a wounded man under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Date of death17 January 1959
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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