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Sergeant 354

8th Battalion

Port Albert, Victoria

His father, David Robertson of Bena.

Leongatha, Victoria 25/8/1914

Age 23 years 5 months, 5'10" 11 stone, grey eyes and fair hair



He was killed in action at Nieppe Wood on 14/4/1918. He was an Anzac and fought until his death in 1918.

Alan was buried in Nieppe Bois Cemetery La Rue du Bois France.

As a past student of Leongatha State School

He attended Leongatha State School
25/8/14 He enlisted in Leongatha
19/10/14 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Benella
8/5/15 He became Corporal
7/8/15 He was wounded in the head and hand at Gallipoli
He went to Alexandria and then embarked for England on 19/8/15
He returned to Egypt
26/5/16 He embarked Alexandria
31/5/16 He disembarked in Marseilles
19/12/16 He was in the 1st London General Hospital
He went on a furlough
12/3/17 He was in trouble
26/6/17 He went back to France
20/7/17 He rejoined his Battalion
24/7/17 He was sick in hospital
30/9/17 He rejoined his unit
28/10/17 He became a Temporary Sergeant
27/11/17 He became a Sergeant
14/4/18 He was killed in action
The army received a letter from Miss A H Robertson �Gowrie Park� Bena stating that their father had died
His effects were a metal watch (damaged) and strap, letters, cards and a testament
Howard Robertson received the medals for both brothers. His brother was Roy Robertson No 3128
The Victoria Cross issue

He was believed to have been recommended for a Victoria Cross

On page 38 of his file a letter states that the commanding officer recommended him for a VC. Page 42 and 59 have other letters.
There appears to have been no application for Victoria Cross



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