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Robert CASEY

Regimental number902
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressAnstey Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Casey, 103 Ripon Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date12 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name44th Battalion Machine Gun Section
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 9 April 1918

FateDied of wounds 7 April 1918
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot XXVIII, Row H, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
137
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of James and Mary Casey. Native of Ballarat, Victoria
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, when he led his platoon against the enemy with the greatest courage and skill, and, although wounded and suffering great pain, he carried on his duties in the face of heavy machine gun fire, until his task was accomplished. He continued to command until he was wounded again in five different places, and then gave orders for the successful carrying on of his work before he would retire. His courage and resource were worhty of the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsWar Service: Gallipoli, France {Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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