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Robert Moore BAXTER

Regimental number2564
Place of birthOtley England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRestaurant keeper
Address76 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinWife, Mrs L Baxter, 764 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Great courage and resource under fire at Pozieres on 25 July 1916.
Recommendation date: 1 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations, although attacked by enemy bombers he led his men forward with great skill and bravery under heavy fire, and assisted us to put a large number of the enemy out of action, besides capturing several prisoners, machine guns, and rifles.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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