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Rodney Keith ROBEY

Date of birth26 July 1891
Place of birthTamworth, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEstate manager
AddressAustralian Club, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, William Frederick Robey, Australian Club, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: LH1
Promotion date: 4 May 1915

Lieutenant


Unit: LH1
Promotion date: 15 October 1915

Captain


Unit: LH12
Promotion date: 20 October 1917


Promotion date: 1 January 1994

FateReturned to Australia 20 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. In the final assault on the objective he was largely responsible by his determination, courage, and resource for the capture of several hundred prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Discharge date13 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Middle East

Appointments held: 12th Light Horse Regiment, 4 May 1915; 1st Light Horse Regiment, 29 August 1915; returned to Australia, 21 February 1916. Re-embarked, 10 May 1917. 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, 26 July 1917; 12th Light Horse Regiment, 15 August 1917; 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, 23 December 1917; 12th Light Horse Regiment, 26 March 1918.

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

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