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Robert Alexander CASE

Regimental number1053
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
Address18 Railway Crescent, Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William Case, 18 Railway Crescent, Williamstown, Victoria
Previous military serviceRANR
Enlistment date12 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations of 26th/27th August which resulted in the capture of FOUCAUCOURT. This N.C.O. was in charge of an advanced post on the afternoon of 27th August which was being heavily shelled and swept continuously by machine gun fire, and ultimately was blown in burying several of the garrison. He worked untiringly digging out his men and then established another post further forward under heavy fire. During the advance and later in the day he led his platoon forward under heavy machine gun fire, showing an utter disregard for personal danger and setting a fine example to his men. His determination and bold action throughout the operation helped in no small measure to its success.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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