John Stephen ROBINSON

Regimental number5895
Place of birthWaterloo New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address3 Culshaw Avenue, Toorak, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Marion I Robinson, 40 Fawkner Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Enlistment date1 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF24
Promotion date: 1 June 1918


Unit: INF24
Promotion date: 1 January 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 30746 (14 June 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173 (7 November 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action at WESTHOEK. Whilst his Company was laying a buried cable system to the front line during the attack on the morning of the 20th instant he handled his section with great dash and initiative and although suffering heavy casualties by his sheer disregard for danger kept his men employed on this most important task.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal