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Regimental number701
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8.25"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinMrs J Robertson, Silverton Braco, Perthshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the 6th Scottish Rifles.
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSouth Melbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name5th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 October 1919
Discharge date12 February 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (shell wound, left and right forearms, left thigh and leg, right thigh: serious); admitted to No 5 Ind. General Hospital, Alexandria, 1 May 1915; transferred to England, 15 May 1915, and admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, 29 May 1915. taken on strength, Australian and New Zealand Base, Weymouth, 4 January 1916.

Proceeded overeas to France to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; rejoined 5th Bn, Belgium, 1 July 1916.

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 5 August 1916.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, 18 August 1916 (injured left foot); transferred to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 22 August 1916; to England, 22 august 1916, and admitted to 4th London General Hospital, Denmark Hill, 28 June 1916; readmitted to 4th London General Hospital, 12 February 1917; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 27 March 1917; marched in to 3rd Training Bn, Larkhill, 29 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 24 June 1917; rejoined Bn, France, 1 July 1917.

Promoted Lieutenant, 11 July 1917.

Detached to Brigade Class, 21 January 1918; rejoined Bn, 30 January 1918.

Detached to XV Corps Rest Camp, 26 July 1918.

Wounded in action, 23 August 1918 (gun shot wound, right knee), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 10th British Red Cross Hospital, Le Treport, 24 August 1918; to England, 4 September 1918, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, 5 September 1918 (wound severe); discharged to Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 19 November 1918. Readmitted to 3rd London General Hospital while on leave, 4 February 1919. Granted leave from 15-22 April 1919.

Granted leave for Non-Military Employment, 28 April-30 July 1919, with pay and subsistence, to attend agricultural studies, University of Edinburgh.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Morea', 18 October 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 28 November 1919; discharged (appointment terminated), Melbourne, 12 February 1920.

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

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