William Hugh Robertson

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
Hugh
Last Name: 
Robertson
Mother's Name: 
Jessie Johnson Wallace
Father's Name: 
John Robertson
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, June 11, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
53rd battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, July 19, 1916
Place of Death: 
Fromelle France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

William Robertson (Service No 2944) was born in Nowra about 1893. At the time of enlistment he was working as a grocer.

He was 21 years old when he enlisted, single, and named his father John, then living inWilson Street, Wollongong, as his next of kin.
William embarked from Sydney, with the 1st Battalion, 9th Reinforcements, on HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September, 1915.

After arriving in Egypt he was transferred to the 53rd Battalion to fight in France. William was sent to the front lines, and along with 2230 others, lost his life in the battle of Fromelle on 19th July 1916.
His family did not get confirmation of his death until 1917.

William is buried in Ration Farm Cemetrery (Plot 6, Row F, Grave 44) La Chapelle D'Armentieres, France.

William's brothers Samuel and Ronald.also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, ROBERTSON WILLIAM HUGH

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