Robert George STONE DCM

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STONE, Robert George

Service Number: 1149
Enlisted: 30 April 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 7 April 1891
Home Town: Haberfield, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Blackfriars Public School and Cleveland Street Public School
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Killed in Action, France, 27 July 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1149, Melbourne, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1149, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1149, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
30 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1149, 22nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
27 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1149, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of Henry and Margaret Knight STONE

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during rescue operations near Anzac, Gallipoli Peninsula, on 29th October, 1915, when he was one of the first party to enter the tunnel and bring out two men who were gassed at the mouth of the shaft, and rope two other men at the foot of the shaft.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44
Date: 6 April 1916