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Frederick ROBINS

Regimental number4893
Date of birth26 December 1894
Place of birthClapton, London, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMelbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Miss K Robins, 13 Linscott Road, Clapton, London, England
Enlistment date27 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'Near STRAZEELE Railway Station East of HAZEBROUCK 12/13 June 1918 during successful attack on enemy positions Private ROBINS displayed great courage and skill. With Corporal WALTERS he crawled out to an enemy Machine Gun position 70 yards in front, and which was seriously troubling the attacking position. With Corporal WALTERS he attacked and bombed the enemy post and captured the garrison of 7 men and the Machine Gun. This action was the means of saving many casualties, and enabled an important post to be consolidated and held.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Discharge date3 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 23-26 July 1916; 2 July 1918; 2 September 1918.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 April 1976

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