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Ernest John ROBINSON

Regimental number18927
Place of birthBundaberg Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWell borer
Address'Gladwyn', 87 Ardley Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, J E Robinson, 93 Oxford Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 27
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: ART Div 3
Promotion date: 19 September 1918

Lieutenant


Unit: ART Div 3
Promotion date: 19 December 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in charge of a party of 30 men and 60 animals bringing up ammunition to the battery position through deep mud and numerous shell holes, and under incessant bombardment for a distance of 800 yards.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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