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Rott Miller CARNEGIE

Regimental number838
Place of birthOathlaw Scotland
Other NamesRobert Millar
OccupationTram conductor
Address33 Trydt Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Carnegie, 33 Trydt Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Hanebeke Wood on 20 September 1917.'
Recommendation date: 25 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'At HANEBEKE WOOD on 20th September 1917 this N.C.O., when his Battalion's objective had been gained, volunteered to take charge of a party to go back to Battalion Headquarters to bring up supplies of S.A.A. and water. This he did despite the fact that the enemy had a very heavy barrage down through which he and his party had to pass backward and forward. he displayed great courage and coolness, holding the men together well, and himself setting a fine example of grit and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 January 1959

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