Archibald James Robertson Born 28 November 1920 - Died 26 November 1942 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number15327 AWMM Also known asBid AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMM20 Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Portrait, Bid (Archibald) Robertson in khaki wearing a fez - … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesArchibald James AWMM SurnameRobertson AWMM Ingoa Also known asBid AWMM Service number15327 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionChurch of England, Christian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth28 November 1920 AWMM Place of birthGreymouth, Westland, South Island, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesGreymouth, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistmentWW2 Labourer AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentPre 20 Jun 1940 Gammack Street, Temuka, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs Jean Christina Robertson (mother), C/o Colliers Mill, Mangapehi, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 01 Feb 1941 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsWestern Desert AWMMLibya AWMMRuweisat Ridge AWMMEl Alamein AWMMNorth Africa AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number15327 AWMM Military service4th Infantry Brigade AWMM1st Southern Infantry Battalion, 3rd Section AWMM33rd Battalion, B Company AWMM29 Infantry Battalion, C Company AWMM Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards1939-1945 Star AWMMAfrica Star AWMMWar Medal 1939-1945 AWMMNew Zealand War Service Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 20 June 1940 AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 19 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 1 February 1941 AWMM HMT 24 AWMMVessel was Nieuw Amsterdam AWMMPrivate AWMM; Infantry Reinforcements AWMM; Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture detailsWW2 POW - P.G. 75 Bari, Italy AWMMItaly AWMMBattle for Ruweisat Ridge, Egypt AWMM Days interned15 July 1942 AWMM Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesHeight, Unknown Period AWMM5 foot, 91/2 inches AWMMEye colour, Unknown Period AWMMbrown AWMMHair colour, Unknown Period AWMMdark AWMMComplexion, Unknown Period AWMMdark AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMMBari Military Hospital as a POW. Died. Death recorded as tubercular pharyngolaryngitis AWMMKilled or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMMDied of tubercular pharyngolaryngitis whilst a Prisoner of War AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM20 Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Archibald Robertson was the third son of Archibald Douglas Robertson and of Jean Christina Robertson (nee Hawthorn), of Temuka, Canterbury, New ZealandBrother of Keir, Jock (John 14977), Marie, Valentine, Brian, Jessie, Ian, ErinArchibald (Bid) put his age up at enlistment to 21 yearsHis niece writes: "He and his 20 year old brother Jock (John 14977) sailed together for Egypt and fought side by side for 16 months until the desert campaign for Ruweisat Ridge, Egypt where Bid was captured. A friend reported that he saw the boys together and tried to persuade Bid to stay with his badly wounded brother (Jock) who died. That was the last report of the boys.Bid was taken to the POW Camp in Bari, Italy where he died.The boys' parents died without ever visiting their son's graves"Was one of "Charles Upham's boys" 20 Infantry Battalion, C CompanyDied just 2 days before his 22 birthdayThe data entry form notes: Notice 1st July 1943 reported buried in the cemetery at Bari his grave bearing the number 786, Section 12, Row 30, Square 19. Another notice 6 November 1944 reported he was buried in the British Military cemetery. His Grave details from the CWGC are recorded above. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death21 AWMM Date of death26 November 1942 AWMM Cause of deathKilled or died while a Prisoner of War AWMM Place of deathBari, Italy AWMM Death notesBari, Italy AWMM Cemetery nameBari War Cemetery, Italy AWMM Grave referenceII. E. 16. AWMM Memorial name Memorial reference ObituaryDeath Notice: possibly Christchurch Press January 1943Weekly News February 1943 AWMM Roll of Honour Remember Archibald James Robertson by laying a poppy. Archibald Bartholomew Robertson Archibald Campbell Robertson Archibald James Robertson Archie Robertson Arthur William Robertson Lay a poppy for 2016 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Archibald James Robertson Leave a note Contribute › Processing Rest in Peace Uncle on those distant shores, even though your parents and siblings have passed on, we will all make sure you are never forgotten. Your parents never got over the loss of you and Jock and neither did your sisters and brothers and they never let us forget you. Maybe you never knew that your Captain Charles Upham received a bar to go with his V.C after the battle when you were all let down, but you were all so brave. Your cousin Laurie who you met on the hill made it back home but you would not leave your brother. Captain Upham lived about half an hour or so away from your 3 sisters and was in the local hospital for a time while your sister , my mother, worked there. His wife Molly gave her a large photograph of C Coy and there is one at Burnham Military Camp exactly the same. Lest we forget Public - Marilyn - Other relative - 20 May 2016 Report My Cousin and his brother went to War shortly after I was born I remember their Mother my Aunty Jean telling us about her two boys as we were growing up. They served their Country well, May they Rest in Peace. Public - Pauline Mary - Other Relative - 21 April 2015 Report Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 3: WW2 405 AWMMThe Christchurch Press AWMMDeath Notice: possibly Christchurch Press January 1943 AWMMWeekly News AWMMWeekly News February 1943 AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 20 May 2016MarilynRollestonOther relative 21 April 2015Pauline Mary Nelson New ZealandOther Relative Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.