ROBINSON , John James
(Service number 15969)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 23 November 1887 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs M. ROBINSON (mother), Four Peaks, Canterbury
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

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
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Returned home by hospital ship, invalided, January 1918.

Post-war Occupations


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
Memorial Reference C1
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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 ( [03 February 2014]; Timaru Herald, 2 February 1918 (Papers Past) [04 February 2014]; [16 February 2014]; Timaru Herald, 26 July 1957 (Timaru District Library) [29 August 2014]

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