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Donald ROBERTSON

Regimental number5470
Place of birthAlexandria Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressBenalla, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, D Robertson, Benalla, Victoria
Enlistment date28 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAnzac Provost Corps
FateKilled in Action 30 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave NO. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
185
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Donald and Jane ROBERTSON. Native of Benalla, Victoria
Medals

Military Medal

'Corporal Harston and Trooper Robertson were on a Post at MENIN Advanced Dressing Station on 26th September 1917, and were subjected to very heavy enemy shelling and bombs during the whole time. In spite of this they carried out their duties in a courageous and cool manner. Several times it was only due to their coolness and courage that traffic was able to get through and they were the means of saving the lives of many men and of preventing transport from being blown up '
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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