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William John Robinson


Wesley Wright
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William John Robinson -11th Australian Infantry -Number 1006--served in Gallipoli, France, prisoner of war, demobbed -London.

Joined 45th Royal Fusiliers (Russian Relief ) and demobbed -1919 in London. Died in WW2 serving in MMMerchant Navy.

He was awarded DCM

Can someone tell me anything about the award, when etc.

He was born in Larne -Northern Ireland

Wesley Wright

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you can search the London gazette for the details

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whats the source for the DCM then ?

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I have a potted history completed some years ago that states he won the DCM whilst serving with Royal Fusiliers in Russia-quoting an Major General Ironside that the award was conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Assisted his platoon commander in the capture of 3 villages.

I have searched his Australan records .

Wesley Wright

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The Australian papers give his number as 133038. He appears as Wilfred, under 133038 - http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D4916766

There's some information about Wilfred's service in Russia here - http://alh-research.tripod.com/Light_Horse/index.blog/1904731/north-russian-campaign-61464-private-wilfred-john-robinson/ which throws up the number 133001.

This then throws up these 2 MICs, which link 1006 and 13001 - http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_q=133001+robinson

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The Australian papers give his number as 133038. He appears as Wilfred, under 133038 - http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D4916766

There's some information about Wilfred's service in Russia here - http://alh-research.tripod.com/Light_Horse/index.blog/1904731/north-russian-campaign-61464-private-wilfred-john-robinson/ which throws up the number 133001.

This then throws up these 2 MICs, which link 1006 and 13001 - http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_q=133001+robinson

Sorry--the Wilfred you refer too is not my Robinson--William Robinson was born in Larne -Northern Ireland--Never the less, thank you very much for your help.

Wesley

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