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Robert Graham Henderson SLOAN

Regimental number1402
OccupationBooking clerk
Address7 Percy Street, Prahran, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinUncle, James Rae, Scottish Farmers Dairy Camp, Harmony Row, Govan, Glasgow, Scotland
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919

Military Medal

'On 7th June, 1917, during operations south of MESSINES this man showed splendid pluck and determination whilst carrying despatches from the BLACK LINE top the rear. On several occasions when the enemy barrage was at its heaviest, he succeeded in taking back important information from his Officer to Battalion Headquarters. He rendered excellent service throughout the operation, and set a fine example to his comrades by his gallant action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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