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Robert Colin TURNBULL

Regimental number924
Place of birthBairnsdale Victoria
AddressMain Street, Bairnsdale
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinJessie Turnbull, Main Street, Bairnsdale
Enlistment date16 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A56 Palermo on 7 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 20 January 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'Period 22nd September, 1917, to 24th February, 1918. For exemplary soldierly bearing in action during operations east of YPRES September, October and November, 1917; and for consistent readiness throughout his two years service to extinguish burning ammunition; or with total disregard of personal safety to take the lead in any enterprise of military value.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 July 1953
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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