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Ross Struan ROBERTSON

Regimental number34812
Place of birthNorth Sydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical engineer
Address'Theulda', Campbell Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, George R Robertson, 'Theulda', Campbell Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service4th AGA
Enlistment date16 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, April 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 29-30 September, 1918, east of Bellicourt, whilst one of a party of telephonists accompanying a liaison officer with the attacking infantry. Early in the advance all the liaison officers' party with the exception of this gunner and one other, became separated. He alone mended wires and kept up communication between battalion headquarters and a forward observation post under a heavy enemy barrage of 8 in. and 5.9 in. shells. His plucky work enabled his officer to pass back important information under most trying circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

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