(Service number 25/672)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 13 February 1879 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Horseshoe Bay, Stewart Island
Occupation Fisherman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Charles ROBERTSON (father), Horseshoe Bay, Stewart Island
Religion Church of England
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 3rd Battalion, D Company
Date 5 February 1916
Transport Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 6 May 1917 Age 38 years
Place of Death Canadian Field Hospital, Flanders, Belgium
Cause Died of wounds
Memorial or Cemetery Maple Leaf Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium
Memorial Reference F. 11.
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Robertson, 25/672, was the oldest son of Charles Robertson and Catherine née Bruce. Charlie and Catherine had married in 1873 at Glasgow, Scotland. By 1873 they were at Waimate where their first four children were born before a move to Stewart Island. Mrs Robertson died in 1892, while Charles lived until 1945, dying at the age of 94 years. john's brother James Bruce Robertson was called up.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [18 January 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 January 2020]

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