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Arthur Thomas ROBERTS

Regimental number9954
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFounder
Address30 Alexandra Street, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Joseph Roberts, 30 Alexandra Street, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name9th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'On 29th September 1918, south west of Le Catelet, he was detailed to select a headquarters in Bony for one of the leap frogging brigades. On approaching Gillemont Farm he found that the advance of the infantry of the first attacking brigade was held up. Under heavy fire he organized about 100 men and put them on to digging a defensive line. Throughout the operations his work was excellent.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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