Robert Charles HERBERTSON

HERBERTSON, Robert Charles

Service Number: 881
Enlisted: 14 December 1914, Brisbane, Qld
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 1st Field Company Engineers
Born: Clunes, Victoria, Australia, 7 May 1883
Home Town: Ormiston, Redland, Queensland
Schooling: South Melbourne College, Victoria & Maryborough Grammar School, Qld, Australia
Occupation: Surveyor
Died: Killed In Action, Pozieres, France, 23 July 1916, aged 33 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Cleveland Redlands Honour Roll, Cleveland Shire Council Roll of Honour, Cleveland War Memorial, Maryborough State High School Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

14 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, 881, 3rd Field Company Engineers, Brisbane, Qld
8 Apr 1915: Involvement Sapper, 881, 3rd Field Company Engineers, Battle for Pozières
8 Apr 1915: Embarked Sapper, 881, 3rd Field Company Engineers, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
1 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, 881, 3rd Field Company Engineers, ANZAC / Gallipoli
27 Jul 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 3rd Field Company Engineers, Gallipoli
22 Aug 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 3rd Field Company Engineers, Gallipoli
26 Aug 1915: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 1st Field Company Engineers, Gallipoli
1 Dec 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Field Company Engineers, Gallipoli
12 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 1st Field Company Engineers, France
23 Jul 1916: Involvement Captain, 1st Field Company Engineers, Battle for Pozières

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