Bob Staley (1916-2006) was a very gentle man, but what a man to have on your side during war. He received the Military Medal for his great courage under fire. The following is the lead-in to the following item in the The Argus, Weekend Supplement on Saturday, 12 Jan 1946.
“HE FACED JAP FIRE TO SAVE A FRIEND! SGT ROBERT WILLIAM STALEY M.M. A MEMBER OF THE 24AUST INFANTRY BATTALION SGT. STALEY FROM CAULFIELD VICTORIA, WON THE MILITARY MEDAL FOR GREAT COURAGE IN DESTROYING AN ENEMY MACHINE-GUN POST AND RESCUING A WOUNDED COMRADE WHEN IN ACTION AT SINDON CREEK, SOUTH BOUGAINVILLE, ON APRIL 20,1945”