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Ashley Melville ROBERTSON

Regimental number2960
Date of birth17 September 1897
Place of birthDubbo, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Mary Ann Robertson, 108 Buckingham Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed 7 months in the Army Service Corps, Militia; left voluntarily to join the AIF.
Enlistment date28 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 September 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 September 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date13 December 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1757 Pte Thomas James ROBERTSON, 18th Bn, returned to Australia, 27 April 1919.
Other details

War service: enlisted Sydney, 25 September 1916; transferred to D Company Depot, 55th Bn, Goulburn, 28 September 1916; to 7th Reinforcement, 60th Bn, 30 October 1916.

Embarked from Sydney, 3 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 9 January 1917; marched in to 55th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 10 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France from Folkestone, 28 March 1917; taken on strength, 60th Bn from 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 2 April 1917. Wounded in action (gun shot wound to left knee), 12 May 1917; transferred to England from Boulogne, 17 May; admitted to Fort Pitt Hospital, Chatham, 18 May 1917; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 26 July 1917; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, Weymouth, 1 August 1917.

Commenced returned to Australia, 10 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit,) 13 December 1917.

Granted a pension of three pounds a fortnight from 14 December 1917.

Re-enlisted, 23 July 1918. Accepted for home service only (reason: shortening of left leg), 5 August 1918; discharged at own request, 3 September 1918.

AIF service: 1 year 76 days

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death8 February 1925
Age at death28
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C., Row 9, Grave 586), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROBERTSON Ashley Melville

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