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Joseph George ROBINSON

Regimental number4178
Place of birthKyabram Victoria
AddressDeakin PO, Tongala, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, William Robinson, Deakin PO, Tongala, Victoria
Enlistment date4 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 29 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'At NOREUL on the 20th March under very heavy rifle and Machine Gun fire he took his Machine Gun into position and suceeded in preventing an enemy Machine Gun from being brought into action. Later in the same action he, at great personal risk got into position and scattered an enemy bombing party.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 November 1949
Place of burialKyabram Cemetery

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