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Charles Fenton ROBINSON

Regimental number1042
Place of birthWarrnambool Victoria
Other NamesCharles Finton
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressSkene Street, Warrnambool, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Joseph Robinson, Denney Street, Warrnambool, Victoria
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name14th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On October 20th when carrying rations to his Battery position at TOKIO (East of YPRES), a heavy barrage was put down by the enemy. One of his horses being wounded by a shell, Driver C.F. ROBINSON distributed his load between himself and the remaining horse, and in spite of the continued heavy shell fire and his horse being repeatedly bogged, he stuck to his work until he succeeded in delivering the rations to the Battery. Similar gallant and timely service has been repeatedly rendered by this Driver throughout the period from 10th September to 28th October 1917.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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