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Robert Charles SCOTLAND

Regimental number5873
Place of birthPetersham New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBarman
Address15 Norton Street, Manly, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ruby Scotland, 12 Abattoirs Road, Rozelle, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XII, Row A, Grave No. 8), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
87
Medals

Military Medal

'This man used his Lewis gun with great skill and daring in the attack on the morning of the 19th instant near MORLANCOURT. he pushed well in advance of the line and brought flanking fire to a party of the enemy who were holding up a neighbouring platoon and thus enabled them to advance. On the previous day he took part in a daylight raid in which 23 prisoners and a machine gun were taken, and showed dash and daring.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal, Military Medal.

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