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Robert Alexander McKILLOP

Place of birthTumut New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStock and Station Agent
AddressAulie, St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs M McKillop, Aulie, St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name13th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

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Recommendation date: "29 September 1917

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Recommendation date: 26-28 March 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When our troops were being subjected to sniping, he pushed his company forward, brushing aside all opposition, and established a line well ahead. He also commanded a successful night raid, capturing ten prisoners and inflicting many casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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