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Albert Richard ROBERTS

Regimental number5211
Place of birthHaddon Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBlacksmith
Address76 Joseph Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Roberts, 76 Joseph Street, Ballarat, East, Victoria
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When a position was to be captured by a flank attack, he went forward alone with a supply of bombs and made a daring frontal attack on the position, drawing the enemy's fire, and enabling the attack to close on the enemy from behind. His courage and resource assisted greatly in saving a difficult situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Date of death12 November 1971

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