(Service number 4/1940)
|First Rank||Sapper||Last Rank||Sapper|
|Date||28 December 1881||Place of Birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Date||16 November 1915||Age||30|
|Address at Enlistment||Otaio, South Canterbury|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs G Irving (Mother) Otaio, South Canterbury|
|Medical Information||Height 5 foot 7 inches, Complexion Fair, Eyes Grey, Hair Brown|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||10th Reinforcements NZ Engineers|
|Date||3 April 1916|
|Transport||Willichra or Tofua|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With||NZ Engineers, No 1 Field Company|
|Last Unit Served With||NZ Engineers, No 1 Field Company|
|Service Medals||Egyptian E.F. 1916, Western European 1916-1917, British War Medal, Plaque|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
28/3/1917 Dangerously wounded admitted to North Midlands Casualty Clearing Station
|Date||30 March 1917||Age||32|
|Place of Death||France|
|Cause||Died of Wounds|
|Notices||Timaru Herald 10 April 1917|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Bailleul Communal Cemetery Estension, Nord. France|
|Memorial Reference||III. B. 40|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Otaio War Memorial; St Andrews War memorial|
Robert Irving was the son of Ellen Irving, of Aokautere, Palmerston North, New Zealand, and the late George Irving, of Glasgow, Scotland.
Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database, August 2013, CWGC.
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