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JOHN HENRY ROBINSON

ROBINSON, JOHN HENRY

RANK:   PRIVATE            SERIAL NO:  53611

UNIT:    SPECIALIST COMPANY, 1st BTN, CANTERBURY REGIMENT 

BORN:       23/06/1888      -     ASHBURTON, N.Z.     

DIED:     05/04/1918        KILLED IN ACTION        
              
PLACE:    IN THE FIELD, SOMME, FRANCE    

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   C of E 

WIFE:    Mrs Madeline ROBINSON
    
PARENTS:   Joseph and Caroline ROBINSON

SIBLINGS:           

NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs Madeline ROBINSON (wife), C/- Mr W.A. Roberts,
                                                WAIPAWA
                        
OCCUPATION:  LABOURER (BUTCHER)

EMPLOYER:   CORY & CO., BLENHEIM

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  16 DUNBETH STREET, BLENHEIM  

HEIGHT:   5’ 6”        WEIGHT:    161lb.        CHEST:   34”

COMP:   FAIR        EYES:   BLUE               HAIR:    
    
EDUCATION:    4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   MARTINSART BRITISH CEMETERY, FRANCE                                           
    

 

ENLISTED:       BLENHEIM        DATE:   31/01/1917  

MAIN BODY:                   REINFORCEMENT:   29th          

MILITARY RECORD:
13/04/1917.  POSTED SPECIALIST COMPANY 29th REINFORCEMENT .
13/08/1917.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON ON HMNZT 91 ‘MOKOIA’.
02/10/1917.  DISEMBARKED GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.
03/10/1917.  MARCHED INTO ‘SLING’. 
26/10/1917.  MARCHED OUT TO 4th RESERVE CANTERBURY REGIMENT.
11/10/1917.  MARCHED OUT TO CANTERBURY REG. MACHINE GUN SPECIALIST.
26/10/1917.  LEFT FOR FRANCE.
29/10/1917.  MARCHED IN ETAPLES.
30/12/1917.  JOINED BATTALION IN THE FIELD.
05/04/1918.  KILLED IN ACTION, IN THE FIELD, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.