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JOHN FINDLATER ROBB

ROBB, JOHN FINDLATER
                        

RANK:   PRIVATE                SERIAL NO:  13806

UNIT:    4th COMPANY, 2nd BATTALION, OTAGO INFANTRY REGIMENT

BORN:           1877          -       WAIPAWA

DIED:     29/09/1918        DIED OF WOUNDS 
     
PLACE:    FRANCE (HINDENBURG LINE)

SINGLE:                  RELIGION:   PRESBYTERIAN

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   Alexander and Anne ROBB, WAIPAWA, H.B.
            
SIBLINGS:   

NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs ANNE ROBB (mother), WAIPAWA

OCCUPATION:  FARMER

EMPLOYER:   SELF

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   ‘TURANGARERE’

HEIGHT:   5’ 6”        WEIGHT:    140lb.        CHEST:   34”

COMP:   FAIR        EYES:   GREY        HAIR:  LIGHT BROWN
    
EDUCATION:   4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:  GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, (BAPAUME),
                               PAS-DE-CALAIS, FRANCE
                                                                    
                           
ENLISTED:      TRENTHAM            DATE:   04/03/1916

MAIN BODY:                     REINFORCEMENT:    14th 

MILITARY RECORD:
07/03/1916.  POSTED TO ‘F’ COMPANY, 14th REINFORCEMENT.
24/06/1916.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON.
22/08/1916.  DISEMBARKED DEVONPORT, U.K.
18/09/1916.  PROCEEDED OVERSEAS (FRANCE) FROM ‘SLING’.
12/10/1916.  JOINED 1st BATTALION, OTAGO REGIMENT.
14/02/1917.  EVACUATED TO HOSPITAL.
20/02/1917.  RETURNED TO BATTALION FROM HOSPITAL.
13/10/1917.  ADMITTED 2nd AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL, WOUNDED 
        (LEFT ARM FRACTURE).
15/10/1917.  ADMITTED N.Z. GENERAL HOSPITAL, BROCKENHURST, U.K.
13/12/1917.  TRANSFERRED CONVALSCENT DEPOT, HORNCHURCH.
28/12/1917.  ON LEAVE. TO REPORT CODFORD 12/01/1918.
04/03/1918.  MARCHED IN FROM CODFORD. TRANSFERRED TO 4th N.Z. INFANTRY
        RESERVE (‘SLING’).
08/05/1918.  PROCEEDED OVERSEAS (FRANCE) FROM ‘SLING’.
12/05/1918.  POSTED No.1 N.Z. ENTRENCHING BATTALION.
27/08/1918.  JOINED 2nd BATTALION, POSTED TO 4th COY, OTAGO REGIMENT.
29/09/1918.  DIED OF WOUNDS, RECEIVED IN ACTION, IN THE FIELD,
FRANCE (HINDENBURG LINE).
                                                                              
 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.