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Regimental number1834
Date of birth15 August 1896
Place of birthKerang, Victoria
Other NamesRobert William
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address260 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Dowling, 260 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date4 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 8th Battalion
Promotion date: 15 October 1917


Unit: 8th Battalion
Promotion date: 6 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and fine leadership during the attack north of Rosieres on 9th August, 1918. He led his platoon splendidly and when the officers of another company had all become casualties he took command and led it skilfully to its objective. During consolidation he led small parties to mop up enemy machine guns and pockets which were hindering consolidation. During the attack on Lihons, on 11th August, he again showed marked courage, on one occasion penetrating our barrage to bomb an enemy machine gun which was causing his company casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Discharge date28 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died as a result of accident.

Date of death9 February 1928
Age at death31

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