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William David ROBERTSON

Regimental number169
Place of birthDeniliquin, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinSister, Mrs M. Symthe, Failfield, Oaklands, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of disease 29 July 1915
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialEast Mudros Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 34), Lemnos, Greece
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Deniliquin Cemetery, New South Wales. Headstone inscription reads: 'He rose responsive to his Country's call, And gave for her his best, his life, his all.' Parents: Andrew (d. 8 May 1892, aged 43; bu. Deniliquin) and Eliza ROBERTSON (d. 5 May 1914, aged 62; bu. Deniliquin)
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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