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John William ROBINSON

Regimental number10462
Place of birthLincoln England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address'Meringa', Buckrabanyule, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, W Robinson, Watsons Cottage, Deepcar, Sheffield, England
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On 20th October, 1917, whilst delivering ammunition to batteries in vicinity of ZONNEBEKE (east of YPRES) the party was heavily shelled. Notwithstanding, driver ROBINSON, at great personal risk, succeeded in getting his team through the barrage and delivered the urgently required ammunition safely to its destination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 December 1963
Age at death68
Place of burialBendigo Cemetery, Victoria

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