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Robert WOOD

Regimental number1466
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationShip's steward
Addressc/o Mr Lyons, "Sunnyside", Cowles Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMiss T M Godfrey c/o G McCormish, Walter Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Meritorious Service Medal

'His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Meritorious Service Medal for devotion to duty during an epidemic in a Prisoners of War Camp, Germany.' Second description reads: 'Whilst a prisoner of war in GERMANY and during an outbreak of Spanish fever in a prison camp, he worked night and day to relieve the sick, and on all occasions whilst there was any sickness amongst the men, did all he could to alleviate their sufferings in spite of strong enemy opposition. In addition he secured bandages, medicine, etc., from the Germans to treat the sick. These exertions continued over a period of 12 months.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Date of death8 November 1947

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