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Robert Arthur SALMON

Regimental number195
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressAvoca Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Salmon, 22 Mill Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name2nd Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. After the attack he patrolled "No Man's Land" and guided rescue parties, under machine gun and rifle fire, to bring in the wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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