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Walter Edgar John ROBSON

Regimental number554
Place of birthWyrallah, North Coast, New South Wales
SchoolWyrallah Public School, New South Wales
Other trainingTechnical College, Sydney - Carpentery
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, C. Robson, Ballina, Richmond River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Engineers, Mosman - 2 years
Enlistment date25 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll357
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

"A strange coincidence that this soldier should be killed on the same day of the same month in the following year to his brother, Lieutenant Harry Robson, and both with fatal chest wounds". Details from mother, Mrs Mary J Robson, Moon Street, Ballina, New South Wales

FateDied of wounds 24 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery, France Plot 1, Row F, Grave No. 56
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
24
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Charles W and Mary J Robson. Native of Wyrallah, North Coast, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lieutenant H Robson who served through the African War. Killed at Gallipoli on 24 July 1915

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