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John Victor Alexander ROBERTSON

Regimental number9033
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationJoiner
AddressGlen Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, A Robertson, Glen Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military service4th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 16 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On 24th October, 1917, near ZONNEBEKE, when carrying ammunition to his Battery a very heavy enemy barrage was encountered, during which several pack horses became bogged. Nothwithstanding the continued heavy shell fire and that two of his comrads were blown to pieces, Driver ROBERTSON worked on until he had got the horses out and finally delivered the ammunition to his guns. He showed a fine spirit and example of devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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