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Robert Henry BORBIDGE

Regimental number279
Place of birthCathcart, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressCathcart, Ararat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, R Borbidge, Cathcart, Ararat, Victoria
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
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 3 July 1919
Medals

Chevalier (Roumania)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Military Cross

'On a hill near Sasa, on 29th September 1918, when the enemy had been holding up the brigade advance for some hours, he gallantly led a squadron which he was commanding in a dismounted night attack, in conjunction with another squadron, against the enemy position, and succeeded in clearing it in half an hour. He showed great dash and gallantry, and by his action spurred his men on quickly.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, Chevalier (Roumania), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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