Topic: BatzO - Emptsa
North Russian Campaign
Wilfred John Robinson, a brief military biography from The AIF Project:
|Address||'Avon', Kenilworth Parade, Ivanhoe, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, J H Robinson, Kenilworth Parade, Ivanhoe, Victoria|
|Previous military service||54th Infantry|
|Enlistment date||1 December 1917|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||11th General (Victorian) Reinforcements|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/111/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 31 August 1918|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||General Service Reinforcements|
|Fate||Discharged 11 June 1919|
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)|
Enlisted as 133001 Sergeant W J Robinson in 45th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers for service with the North Russian Relief Force
Severely wounded at the Battle of Emptsa, 29 August 1919.
Robinson served in North Russia with 45 Battalion, Royal Fusiliers as a member of a Lewis gun crew in Brigadier General L W de V Sadlier-Jackson's Brigade.
Wilfred John Robinson's Bible saves his life at Emptsa
The wallet was carried by Private Wilfred John Robinson during his service with the North Russia Relief Force in 1919. He was injured during the action at Empsta on 29 August 1919. Robinson carried this wallet, produced by the YMCA for Christmas 1918, with a diary, papers and bible, in his top breast pocket. It saved his life when it took the full force of the bullet which injured him.