(Service number 7/893)
|First Rank||(1) Trooper. (2) Trooper||Last Rank||Sergeant|
|Date||20 June 1885||Place of Birth||Waitaki|
|Address at Enlistment||232 High Street, Waimate|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||(1) Alfred ROBINSON (father), 232 High Street, Waimate. (2) Alf. ROBINSON (father), 142 Main Street East, Palmerston North|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||(1) 3rd Reinforcements. (2) New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||(1) Canterbury Mounted Rifles. (2) 10th Reinforcements Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron|
|Date||(1) 14 February 1915. (2) 4 March 1916|
|Transport||(1) Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima. (2) Willochra or Tofua|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||(1) Suez, Egypt (25 March 1915). (2) Suez, Egypt|
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Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
September 1915 returned home as a patient. 21 September 1916 wounded and admitted to hospital.
|Date||4 June 1937||Age||52 yrs|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waimate Old Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Plot 000663|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of Alfred & Emily (nee DREW) ROBINSON. Brother Alexander John ROBINSON died in 1917 in WWI. Brothers Albert Victor and Charles Nicholas ROBINSON also served in WWI. Married Elizabeth Thomson SCHULENBURG in 1921. One son. Lawrence returned home as a patient in September 1915, then embarked again on 4 March 1916. Lawrence was present at a returned soldiers' reunion held at Hunter on 2 October 1919 to recognise the good work of the New Zealand men, to honour the Hunter representatives of the N.Z.E.F., and to present each of them with a gold medal from the residents as a token of honour and appreciation. Sergeant Lawrence Robinson, M.M., in a very neat speech returned thanks on behalf of the recipients.
Cenotaph Database [03 February 2014]; Waimate Council - Waimate Cemetery burial records [16 February]. ancestry.com.au [16 February 2014]; Timaru Herald, 11 October 1919, Otago Daily Times, 7 October 1916, New Zealand Herald, 13 September 1915, 7 October 1916 (Papers Past) [04 February 2014; 16 February 2014]
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