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Stuart Leslie ROBERTS

Regimental number7745
Date of birth--/04/1890
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStock and station agent
AddressQueanbeyan, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, George Roberts, Jerrys Plains, Kilbirnie, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A45 Bulla on 25 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: ART Div 2
Promotion date: 3 May 1917


Unit: ART Div 2
Promotion date: 1 August 1917

FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Stewart Leslie Roberts on NR

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When a direct hit fired the ammunition in a gun pit and set the camouflage on fire the personnel were withdrawn, but he remained until he had extinguished the fire. He was blown about 10 yards by the explosion of a shell, but when another camouflage caught fire he returned and extinguished it.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service; Egypt, Western Front

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

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