James embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper in No 8 Section, “C” Troop. At “URIA”, New Guinea, James showed Courage and Distinguished conduct during contact with the Japanese on 28 Nov 1943 and was awarded a Military Medal, London Gazette, 9 May 1944. He returned to Australia with the unit aboard “TAROONA” on 3 Sept 1944.
James was discharged on 16 Apr 1945.
Robinson, James Trooper NX65982
“Trp Robinson was a Bren gunner with a small patrol which contacted a large enemy party near “URIA” N.G. on 28 Nov 1943. When our patrol became pinned down by enemy fire and was in danger of becoming surrounded and wiped out, Trp Robinson displaying a complete disregard for his own safety, in the face of heavy enemy fire, attacked the enemy position firing his Bren gun from the hip and shoulder. He caused casualties and confusion amongst the enemy and reduced enemy fire to such an extent that our patrol was able to move to a more favourable position. Throughout the action, Trp Robinson displayed courage well above the ordinary, his distinguished conduct in attacking the enemy single handed, enabled our patrol to extricate itself from a very difficult and dangerous position without loss” .