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Robert William BATHGATE

Regimental number3037
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressRaleigh Street, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, David Bathgate, Raleigh Street, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 18 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Peronne on 29 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 11 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack South of PERONNE on 29th August 1918, Private BATHGATE rushed a machine gun of the enemy which was delaying the advance. He scattered the crew and captured the gun.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1905 Sergeant Archibald George BATHGATE, 11th Bn, returned to Australia, 22 July 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 January 1967

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