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Robert Tonkin CARR

Regimental number2827
Place of birthGlanville, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressCorner Street, Glanville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Carr, Corner Street, Glanville, South Australia
Enlistment date10 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: "26 March to 16 September 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the period 26th March to 16th September 1918, this N.C.O. has been carrying out the duties of Battalion Pioneer Sergeant, and has rendered great service in the forward area at all times. He has done particularly good work, and displayed great gallantry and determination in taking charge of parties carrying rations and ammunition to the front line, and leading them through heavy shell fire to their destination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Date of death18 November 1967

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