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Robert Percy SUTHERLAND

Regimental number1374
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressHallstead Street, Caulfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Isabella Sutherland, Hallstead Street, Caulfield, Victoria
Enlistment date13 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Percy Robert Second entry both matched
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations east of Jeancourt on the 18 September, 1918. When the left flank of the battalion was temporarily hund up by two field guns, he, with his Lewis gun, and in company with another non-commissioned officer, dashed forward and brought fire to bear on the hostile guns, putting the crews out of action and capturing the guns. At a later stage he again rushed forward in company with another non-commissioned officer and engaged the enemy with such effect that his company was able to take the position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Date of death26 December 1923
Place of burialBrighton General Cemetery

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