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Robert Charles PONT

Regimental number4009
Other NamesPONTE
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDeck hand
Address39 Palmer Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, R P Pont, 39 Palmer Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919

Military Medal

'At POZIERES, FRANCE, during the period 18th. to 22nd. August 1916, Pte PONT acted as Battalion runner while the Battalion was in the firing line, he took messages continuously under very heavy fire over places where there was practically no shelter, particularly on the 22nd. August during the relief of the Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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