William Henry ROBERTS MM

ROBERTS, William Henry

Service Number: 239
Enlisted: 4 February 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Machine Gun Company
Born: Bendigo Victoria , Australia, 1 May 1882
Home Town: Inglewood, Loddon, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Memorials: Inglewood War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

4 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 239, 22nd Infantry Battalion
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 239, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 239, 22nd Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 239, 22nd Infantry Battalion, GSW or BW to neck
9 Dec 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 6th Machine Gun Company
19 Dec 1916: Embarked Captain, Medical Officers, RMS Orontes, Sydney
19 Dec 1916: Involvement Captain, Medical Officers
8 Nov 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Bullecourt (Second), For Gallantry in action near Bullecourt 3/5/1917. Commonwealth Gazette: 08 November 1917 on page 2937 at position 65
24 Aug 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 2nd Machine Gun Company
20 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 239, 2nd Machine Gun Company, 3rd MD

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Carl Johnson

239 Private William Roberts a labourer of Inglewood, Victoria. Having served with the 22nd Battalion on Gallipoli Roberts transferred to the 6th MGC. Decorated with the Military Medal for 'Bravery in the Field' at Bullecourt, 3rd May 1917. William made it back to Australia following the end of the war.