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James Keeling ROBIN

Date of birth21 October 1887
Place of birthSt Peters, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank manager
AddressEast Parade, Kensington, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs A M Robin, East Parade, Kensington, South Australia
Enlistment date5 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion


Unit: 4th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Promotion date: 22 September 1916

FateKilled in Action 3 February 1917
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialGuards' Cemetery (Plot III, Row J, Grave No. 3), Lesboeufs, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Ada ROBIN, Kensington, South Australia

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He fought and handled his trench mortars with great courage and initiative throughout the operations. He set a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 329 Sergeant Geoffrey De Quetteville ROBIN, 48th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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