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Robert CASEY

Regimental number2823
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address84 Crown Street, East Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Edward Casey, 84 Crown Street, East Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 7 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For courageous service and devotion to duty on the night of 3rd/4th March, 1918 during raid on enemy trenches in vicinity of WARNETON. He was a member of the right assault wire crossing party, with another man cleared the entry to trench and held it against enemy bombers till the strong party came through. He also entered and bombed a dugout personally killing four of the enemy. He showed great coolness and bravery throughout the whole operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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