Robert Hall RINGROSE MM

Robert Hall Ringrose MM Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Mechanic
Enlisted
19-January-1916
Place
Enoggera
Age
19
Status
Single
Service No
2325
Rank
Private
Unit
4th Pioneer Battalion, 4th Reinforcements
Embarked
08-August-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
Lieutenant
Honours and Awards
Military Medal
Fate
Returned to Australia
June 1919
Notes

Name on ROH: RINGROSE (no initials)

 

Military Medal citation: "For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty near Zonnebeke on the 17th October 1917. This N.C.O. who was in charge of a carrying party attached to the Power Buzzer Section of this Division, although he was ill, led his party with fresh accumulators to the forward stations through heavy enemy barrage fire and across shell-holed and swampy country at a critical time when all other means of communication between Battalions advancing to the attack and Brigades were down. He kept his party together and delivered the accumulators in good order, thus maintaining good Power Buzzer communication. He, although sick, encouraged them in their most dangerous and arduous duty by his example of most brave and untiring work." (Awarded 16 November 1917)

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