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Robert Samuel PICKUP

Regimental number3430
Date of birth--/01/1889
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionBaptist
OccupationBaptist minister
AddressAuburn, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Pickup, Harrow Road, Auburn, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF45
Promotion date: 30 August 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: INF45
Promotion date: 5 February 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 9 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when the enemy, by a heavy barrage on an isolated post, caused many casualties. This officer crossed the open to the post and restored order and confidence, returning under heavy fire to his own trench.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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