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Robert Alexander FISHER

Regimental number8586
Address468 Latrobe Street, West Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Robert Alex Fisher, Hoban Station, via Duchess, Cloncurry, 200 miles north west Cairns, Queensland
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

work near Zonnebeke on 15 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 31 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 29 May 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the night of 15th October, 1917, whilst taking ammunition to his battery position near ZONNEBEKE (east of YPRES), the teams came under very heavy shell fire. By his promptness in taking control of teams in his vicinity, driver FISHER prevented congestion on the road, maintained steadiness, and got the ammunition forward safely, thereby setting a fine example to all ranks present.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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