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Henry William ROBINSON

Regimental number642
Date of birth29 October 1890
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFireman
AddressDandenong, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elsie Robinson, 664 Station Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Enlistment date1 February 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameRailway Unit, Section 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number15/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian Light Railway Operating Company
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Discharge date27 November 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Melbourne, 19 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 25 April 1917. Marched in to 1st Australian Railway Operating Depot, Bordon, 27 April 1917. Proceeded overseas to France from 15th AROD, 29 May 1917; arrived in France, 30 May 1917. Detached to 14th Light Railway Operating Company, 10 September 1917; rejoined 15th LROC, 11 September 1917. Detached to 33rd LROC, 11 September 1917; rejoined 15th LROC, 1 October 1917.

Detached to 33rd (New Zealand) LROC, 29 January 1918; rejoined 15th LROC, 13 February 1918. Detached to 20th LROC, 30 April 1918; rejoined 15th LROC, 12 May 1918. On leave to England, 18 July 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 2 August 1918. Detached to 3rd Army LROC, 24 August-11 September 1918. Detached to 34th LROC, 13 October 1918; rejoined unit, 15 October 1918. On leave in the United Kingdom, 3 April 1919; rejoined unit in France, 19 April 1919.

Marched out to England to commence return to Australia, 1 May 1919. Commenced return to Australia on board HT Karmala', 1 July 1919. Disembarked, 17 August 1919; discharged, 27 November 1919.

Total war service: 1030 days (of which 911 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 February 1966
Age at death75
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery, Victoria

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