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William Robert Clement ROBERTSON

Date of birth13 February 1891
Place of birthKogarah, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWaterloo Street, Kogarah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, R C Robertson, Waterloo Street, Kogarah, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name18th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion


Unit: 18th Battalion
Promotion date: 7 July 1916


Unit: 18th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his men in the attack with great gallantry and succeeded in capturing his objective. Later, although wounded, he remained with his men throughout the night.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Discharge date3 September 1919
Other details

War service: enlisted in the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, 17 August 1914; embarked from Australia, 19 August 1914. Discharged from the AN&MEF, 4 March 1915.

Enlisted in the AIF, appointed Lieutenant, 7 May 1915. Embarked from Australia, 25 June 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 22 August 1915.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force in France. Wounded in action, France, 4 August 1916; 26 February 1917 (remained at duty).

Attached to 5th Senior Officers' Course, Aldershot, 8 October 1917; rejoined Bn, 30 December 1917.

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

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