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Albert Douglas ROBINSON

Regimental number2889
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
Address14 King William Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Robinson, 14 King William Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2095 Pte Alexander ROBINSON, 23rd Bn, died of wounds, 20 November 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 5th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.

Transferred to 57th Bn, 17 February 1916, and taken on strength.

Transferred to 60th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916, and taken on strength.

Found guilty, Moascar, 9 June 1916, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2330403: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROBINSON Albert Douglas
Red Cross File No 2330403

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