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Robert Dowling MARROTT

Regimental number122
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStorekeeper clerk
AddressBelgrave Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Marrott, Belgrave Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. was in charge of bearer squads at an exposed Collecting Post at HOOGE TUNNEL. During the attack on POLYGON WOOD on 26th September 1917, he was continuously on duty supervising the change of Bearer Relays. During this duty he displayed great courage and devotion to duty under very heavy shell fire. By his courageous example and devotion to duty and disregard of personal safety, he prevented congestion and helped to save the lives of many wounded. His work throughout the whole operations was a splendid example to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 March 1967
Place of burialEastern Suburbs Memorial Park Cemetery

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