Robert Henry BORBIDGE MC, MID, Chevalier (Roumania)

BORBIDGE, Robert Henry

Service Numbers: 279, Commissioned officer - no service number
Enlisted: 12 September 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Ararat, Ararat, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butcher
Memorials: Ararat Shire of Ararat WWI Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

12 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1
25 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 279, 8th Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '2' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Star of Victoria embarkation_ship_number: A16 public_note: ''
25 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 279, 8th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of Victoria, Melbourne
Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, Commissioned officer - no service number, 8th Light Horse Regiment

Awarded the Military Cross

'On a hill near Sasa, on 29th September 1918, when the enemy had been holding up the brigade advance for some hours, he gallantly led a squadron which he was commanding in a dismounted night attack, in conjunction with another squadron, against the enemy position, and succeeded in clearing it in half an hour. He showed great dash and gallantry, and by his action spurred his men on quickly.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

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