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RICHARDSON, Robert
(Service number 6/2737)

Aliases Robertson RICHARDSON on Cenotaph Database
First Rank Private Last Rank Private

Birth

Date 30 June 1890 Place of Birth Dundee, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 34 Arthur Street, Timaru
Occupation
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs D. RICHARDSON (mother), Timaru
Religion
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 6th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 14 August 1915
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

Military Awards

Campaigns
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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

Discharge

Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Wounded & rejoined unit in August 1916

Post-war Occupations

Pastry cook

Death

Date 19 February 1973 Age 82 yrs
Place of Death Dunedin
Cause
Notices
Memorial or Cemetery Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin
Memorial Reference Block 815, Plot 6
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Robert RICHARDSON was the son of David and Jacobina (nee MENZIES) RICHARDSON. He was born in 1890 at Dundee, Scotland and came to New Zealand with his family in early 1900s. The family lived for a time in Timaru, where his father was a baker, as he was in Scotland. Some or all of the family moved to Dunedin about 1919. Robert was at home with his family in Dundee in 1901. Like his father he too became a baker. His brother James also served in WWI. Robert (2nd Regiment) was one of 123 men who joined 500 men from the south already on the train and left from the Timaru Railway Station in mid-April 1915, en route for the Front. The Mayor wished them the best of good fortune and complimented them on the manly stand they were so freely taking in going to help to break the sway of one of the greatest despots who had ever lived. He wished them all a safe and speedy return, before the train steamed out of the station to the accompanimnet of cheering and good-bye messages. ..

Sources

Cenotaph Database [06 September 2014]; Headstone image & burial record Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin (Dunedin City Council) [07 September 2014]; 1891 & 1901 Scotland census (ancestry.com.au) [07 September 2014]; Timaru Herald, 19 April 1915, 17 August 1916, 17 August 1916 (Papers Past) [06 September 2014]; Andersons Bay Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG Cemetery Records microfiche) [11 September 2014]

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