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Thomas Walter Bain ROBERTS

Regimental number1100
Date of birth--/05/1889
Place of birthKybunga South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressKybunga, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Richard Roberts, Kybunga, South Australia
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF43
Promotion date: 30 June 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: INF43
Promotion date: 24 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. When his platoon was held up by an enemy machine gun post be brought his Lewis gun into action, and with four men worked round the flank, rushing the post andcapturing eleven prisoners. He displayed great courage and good leadership throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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