Hugh Clive ROBERTSON

Regimental number24436
Place of birthColac Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrazier
Address'St Leonard', Bolga, via Wodonga, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs D S Robertson, 'Cascalt', Fern Hill Road, Sandringham, Victoria
Enlistment date24 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 3, Section 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/91/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 27 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDischarged 7 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 25th September 1917, near YPRES, Bombardier ROBERTSON was in charge of a party carting Ammunition to the Battery. Two shells landed in the party, killing one man and wounding five men and five horses. This N.C.O. got his party to safety, and then through heavy shell fire got the wounded men out. he then took charge of his party, and through heavy shell fire, kept on carting ammunition until the necessary amount was at the position. he showed great initiative, and a total disregard of personal danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal