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Frederick ROBINS

Regimental number1649
Place of birthGoodna, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressEllen Street, Albion, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5"
Weight121 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Robins, Ellen Street, Albion, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Joseph and Florence ROBINS. Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date9 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, England.

Embarked Sydney, 30 November 1915; disembarked Egypt, 6 January 1916.

Attached to Supply Section, Australian Army Service Corps, 21 February 1916; returned to duty from Australian Army Service Corps, 8 April 1916.

Admitted to No 3 Australia General Hospital, Cairo, 11 April 1916; transferred to Montaral Hospital, Alexandria, 17 April 1916 (bronchitis); discharged and marched into 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Alexandria, 8 May 1916.

Transferred to Artillery Details, Tel el Kebir, 15 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 August 1916.

Underwent kit inspection, Artillery Headquarters, Parkhouse, England, 30 August 1916.

Received first issue of kit, Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 20 October 1917.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, England, 22 November 1917, from Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 11 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 4 March 1918; discharged Brisbane (medically unfit: debility), 9 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 September 1939
Age at death48
Place of burialMount Thompson Crematorium, Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROBINS Frederick

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