IRWIN, Robert Cyril Munro
(Service number 77559)

Aliases Cyril
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 5 May 1897 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Lands Department, Hokitika
Occupation Civil servant
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mr R. IRWIN (father), 138 Vanguard Street, Nelson
Religion Presbyterian
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Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Post-war Occupations

Civil Servant


Date 16 August 1925 Age 28 years
Place of Death Pukeora Sanatarium, Waipukurau
Memorial or Cemetery Waipukurau Cemetery, Hawke's Bay
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Robert Cyril Munro Irwin, known as Cyril, was the eldest son of Robert and Annie Margaret (née Munro) Irwin. His early education was at Rangitata Station School. In 1910 he entered Motueka District High School and from 1913 till 1914 attended Nelson College. He was employed in the Lands and Survey Department.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [20 October 2019]; Waipukurau Cemetery headstone image (Central Hawke's Bay District Council) [20 October 2019]

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