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Robert DALL

Regimental number2131
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStonemason
Address3 West Preston Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinMother, Mrs Christina Dall, 3 West I94 Preston Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Enlistment date19 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 5 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'East of HOOGE near YPRES on the night of 19th/20th September 1917, this N.C.O. was with his Company assisting in the construction of an Artillery road which had to be completed by that morning. While work was progressing the Company came under heavy enemy shell fire causing casualties. The Company became scattered int he intense darkness and reorganisation of the parties was difficult as the enemy continued heavy shelling. Corporal Dall, by his splendid example of coolness and great courage, gave invaluable assistance in the re-organisation, and his devotion to duty was largely instrumental in the successful conclusion of the work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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