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Charles James ROBINSON

Regimental number27267
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address511 Illawarra Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinWife, Mrs C M Robinson, 14 Canonbury Grove, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 11, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Together with a comrade he entered a burning ammunition dump and extricated the sergeant in charge of his party, who had been badly wounded, from under the burning boxes of ammunition. They carried him to a place of safety, in spite of the fact that the dump was under hostile shell fire and that gas shells were exploding.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Date of death9 February 1946

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