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Robert WILLIAMSON

Regimental number1893
Place of birthShetland Islands Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationWheelwright
AddressWickepin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinMrs Williamson, High Street, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentArtificer
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 2 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records48
Place of burialHem Farm Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 13), Hem-Monacu, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
13
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew and Agnes Hutchinson WILLIAMSON
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'FRANCE. During period 22nd September, 1917, to 24th February, 1918. This N.C.O. has shown conspicuous gallantry and devotion in carrying out his duties. on several occasions when guns were put out of action by enemy shell fire or other mishap, he worked on the guns under both shell fire and gas shell bomb ardments, carrying out the necessary repairs. He thus set a splendid example to the whole battery and in no small measure contributed by his work to the general efficiency of the battery. This N.C.O. has had continuous service since August, 1914, and has always shown the keenest interest in his work together with marked devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

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