SUTHERLAND, Robert William
(Service number 9/1136)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank|
|Date||23 January 1887||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||Le Cren Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Miss Louisa Mary SUTHERLAND (sister), Le Cren Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||4th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Otago Mounted Rifles|
|Date||17 Aprril 1915|
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|Place of Death||New Zealand|
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Robert William Sutherland was the first-born of David and Jane Clark (née Ferguson. He had four younger sisters. Robert started his education at Esk Valley school, moving to Adair School after his father's death. His father, who had managed the Eskbank estate for about 15 years, died of illness in 1898, when Robert was just 11 years old. The hospital report in October 1918 reported that Robert Sutherland's was not a severe case. R. W. Sutherland, 9/1136, returned to New Zealand per the "Paparoa" in May 1919.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [16 March 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs); South Canterbury Times, 9 & 10 June 1898, Sun, 24 Octobeer 1918, New Zealand Times, 1 May 1919 (Papers Past) [15 & 18 March 2019]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [16 March 2019]
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