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Robert Fulton CRAIG

Date of birth5 June 1890
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressParkville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, R Craig, 89 Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria
Enlistment date23 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name2nd Casualty Clearing Station
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 8 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 1st AGH
Promotion date: 1 October 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'Fo conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in charge of the bearer division near Bellicourt from 29th September to 2nd October, 1918. During the whole of this period he rendered valuable service, and by his coolness and initiative surmounted all difficulties under most trying conditions. He not only worked the evacuation of the wounded from rear aid posts of his own brigade, but he personally re-organized the evacuation from other brigades under very heavy shell and machine gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

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