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Albert Norman Robertson (1893–1963)

Albert Norman Robertson, n.d. photographer unknown

Albert Norman Robertson, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

ALBERT NORMAN ROBERTSON was born on 10th June, 1893, at Bourke, N.S.W., the son of Mr. Albert Edward Robertson and Mrs. Susan Ross Robertson. He was educated at the Fort Street High School, Sydney, and entered the Bank’s service at Head Office on 14th February, 1911.

Enlisting in the A.I.F. on 23rd May, 1915, Albert Robertson left Australia in the following month with the 5 th Australian Field Ambulance. He rendered continuous service in Egypt, Gallipoli, France and Belgium for over three years, and was actively engaged during the attacks on Hill 60, Gallipoli, and at Pozieres, Flers, Bapaume, Bullecourt, Passchendaele, and other battles down to Villers-Bretonneux. He was promoted to sergeant in February, 1916, and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal “in recognition of valuable services rendered with the armies in France and Flanders.” Sergeant Robertson returned to Australia in July, 1919.

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'Robertson, Albert Norman (1893–1963)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/robertson-albert-norman-23273/text32450, accessed 13 April 2024.

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Albert Norman Robertson, n.d. photographer unknown

Albert Norman Robertson, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

Life Summary [details]

Birth

10 June, 1893
Bourke, New South Wales, Australia

Death

1963 (aged ~ 69)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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