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Born in Creswick, Talbot and a Boiler maker's labourer by trade, Robert James Corbett was 19 years and single when enlisted on the 15th of July 1915 in the 29th Battalion, D Company, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Bugler, Number 1309, and was listed as returned to Australia on the 2nd of June 1919. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on the 10th of November 1915. On the 3rd of August 1917 admitted to General Military Hospital Colchester, Gassed; promoted Bombardier on the 23rd of April 1917; wounded in action Gas Shell on the 24th of July 1917 and embarked on 'St. Dennis' for England Gunshot wound; promoted temporary Corporal on the 12th of November 1917. Promoted Corporal on the 30th of January 1918; promoted temporary Sergeant on the 16th of March 1918. Returned to Australia per 'Beltana' on the 2nd of June 1919. Disembarked on the 19th of July 1919. Discharged on the 10th of October 1919. Recommendations (Medals and Awards) Mention in Despatches Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919). Tree No. 3280