ROBINSON , John James
(Service number 15969)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||23 November 1887||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs M. ROBINSON (mother), Four Peaks, Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||6th Reinforcements 3rd Battalion, G Company|
|Date||26 July 1916|
|Transport||Waitemata or Ulimoara|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Devonport, England|
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Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Returned home by hospital ship, invalided, January 1918.
|Date||24 July 1957||Age||70 yrs|
|Place of Death||Four Peaks, Geraldine (residence)|
|Notices||timaru Herald, 26 July 1957|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Cremated Christchurch; ashes interred at Woodbury Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of Joseph ROBINSON & Mary (nee MOSSOP) ROBINSON. Educated at Woodbury School. Married Mary Elizabeth JOHNSTON, on 26 April 1922, at Washdyke, Timaru. Two sons & two daughters. Returned home invalided in 1918. Brothers Joseph & Thomas Mossop ROBINSON also served in WWI.
Cenotaph Database [03 February 2014]; Woodbury Cemetery, Geraldine - transcription (www.rootsweb.ancestry.com) [03 February 2014]; Timaru Herald, 2 February 1918 (Papers Past) [04 February 2014]; ancestry.com.au [16 February 2014]; Timaru Herald, 26 July 1957 (Timaru District Library) [29 August 2014]
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