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Stanley William ROBINSON

Regimental number6391
Place of birthMarket Deeping England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressYuin Station via Yalgoo, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, John William Robinson, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England
Enlistment date25 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 29 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack East of VILLERS BRETONNEUX, near AMIENS, on the morning of 8th August 1918, an enemy strong point was encountered, and the advance held up. These two men [ROBINSON and 4465 Alfred KNOWLES] on their own initiative, rushed forward with their Lewis gun, opened fire, and inflicted heavy casualties, causing the garrison of 20 to surrender. Their action enabled the advance to continue.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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