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Robert William CHAMBERS

Regimental number141
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressMilloo via Rochester, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWilliam Chambers, Milloo via Rochester, Victoria
Enlistment date28 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A34 Persic on 28 May 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 29 April 1917

FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Medal

'On 25th March, 1917, near LAGNICOURT and on 29th March, 1917, near LOUVERVAL - on both occasions this N.C.O. was one of a reconnaissance patrol sent out towards these villages before which the infantry advance had been held up. The patrols came under heavy rifle and machine gun fire but succeeded in carrying out the reconnaissances successfully and returned with valuable information as to location and strength of the enemy. Sergeant CHAMBERS showed great dash and good leadership and throughout set a fine example to his men. On both occasions his horse was shot under him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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