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John Selwyn ROBINSON

Regimental number48
Date of birth--/01/1888
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
AddressNorfolk Island, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinBrother, Enoch C Robinson, Norfolk Island, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Brigade
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 4 MG Sqn
Promotion date: 8 June 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: 4 MG Sqn
Promotion date: 8 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'At Semakh, on 25th September 1918, he was in charge of a section of machine guns with the advance guard, when the enemy opened fire with a machine gun barrage on the regiment. He handled his section excellently, greatly assisting the cavalry charge. By the time the squadrons had formed line, he had a terrific fire bearing on the enemy's position. He did fine work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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