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Frank Brassey ROBERTSON

Regimental number1616
Place of birthMudgee, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressMarket Street, Mudgee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Andrew Robertson, Market Street, Mudgee, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 29 December 1916
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (PLot VI, Row H, Grave No. 2), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
34
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew and Mary ROBERTSON. Native of Mudgee, New South Wales
Other details

War service: wounded in action, Gallipoli, 24 June 1915 (gun shot wound, left hand); transferred to 1st Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 25 June 1915; to Alexandria on board HS 'Dunluce Castle', 30 June 1915; admitted to Greek Hospital, 3 July 1915. Discharged to Mustapha Convalescent Camp, 14 July 1915.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 28 March 1916. Found guilty of conduct prejudicial to military order and discipline: awarded 3 days' Field Punlishment No. 2, 8 April 1916.

Wounded in action, 23 July 1916 (gun shot wound, skull); transferred to England and admitted to Military Hospital, Chatham, 28 July 1916. Discharged to No. 1 Command Depot, 19 August 1916. Granted furlough, 25 August 1916, to report 14 September 1916. Found guilty, 26 October 1916, of being absent without leave, 18-25 October 1916: awarded 8 days' detention and forfeiture of 16 days' pay. Rejoined Bn, 4 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 28 December 1916 (multiple gun shot wounds); died of wounds, 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 29 December 1916.

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

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