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Robert Cook Allen LAWSON

Regimental number231
Place of birthYarrawalla, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressEleventh Street, Mildura, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height6' 1"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Lawson, Eleventh Street, Mildura, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMildura, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1915
Discharge date25 July 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embaked Melbourne, 22 December 1914.

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 3 May 1915 (gun shot wound, head), and admitted to HS 'Gloucester Castle'; transferred to Kasr el Aini Hospital, Cairo, 11 May 1915; discharged to Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 1 June 1915.

Embarked for Gallipoli, 4 July 1915.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 21 August 1915 bullet wound, left foot), and admitted to 4th Field Ambulance; transferred to Mudros same day, and thence to England, 25 August 1915, and admitted to Whitechapel Hospital, London, 9 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Star of England', 12 December 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 29 January 1916; discharged, Melbourne, 25 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LAWSON Robert Cook Allen

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