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Thomas Percival ROBERTS

Regimental number2441
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kate Roberts, Willenabrina North via Warracknabeal, Victoria
Enlistment date6 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty during action at SUZANNE on 26th/27th August 1918. As Platoon runner during this time he performed several acts of special devotion to duty in carrying important messages through heavy shell fire to Company Headquarters. This soldier has displayed similar acts in previous operations. His daring and initiative during the present operations helped to maintain communication which was of vital importance and stamps him and as a fine soldier.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 May 1963

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