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John Joseph Teirney ROBINSON

Regimental number8740
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMercer
AddressLambton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Robert Robinson, Marquis of Lorne Hotel, Lambton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Medal

'On the early morning of the 15th May, the battery in LAGNICOURT VALLEY, was in action in response to an 'S.O.S.' call, when an enemy 5.9" battery successfully counter-batteried it, causing many casualties. The enemy obtained a direct hit on one of our guns. Private ROBINSON immediately ran to the gun position with dressings to attend to the wounded men. He then ran to another position where he found that two gunners had been killed. He returned under very heavy fire to where some men had been withdrawn under a small bank, where he rendered every possible assistance. On several other occasions Private ROBINSON has behaved in the most gallant manner by his devotion to duty under heavy fire, and has earned the respect of the whole battery.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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