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Robert James WATERSTON

Regimental number6837
Place of birthWalhalla Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPostal employee
AddressWest Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, C A Waterston, 216 Collin Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date7 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This soldier worked continuously as a volunteer stretcher bearer in the face of deadly machine gun fire during the 10th and 11th August 1918 and undoubtedly saved many lives. His skill and cheery courage in dealing with our wounded was of the greatest assistance while his utter disregard for self and his splendid unselfishness in frequently risking his life to aid his wounded comrades were an inspiration to all about.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 25419 Driver Charles Alfred WATERSTON, 3rd Divisional Signal Company, killed in action, 2 June 1917; Cousin: 3279 Pte Henry Charles WINDRAM, 59th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 August 1969
Place of burialWyalkatchem Cemetery

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