Archibald James Robertson 28 November 1920 - 26 November 1942 Key details Contribute › Service number15327 AWMM Also known asBid AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate AWMM20 Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share 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 EnglandChristian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth28 November 1920 AWMM Place of birthGreymouthWestlandSouth IslandNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesGreymouthNew Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMLabourer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentPre 20 June 1940 AWMMGammack StreetTemukaNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs Jean Christina Robertson (mother)C/o Colliers MillMangapehiNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 1 February 1941 AWMMSingle 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 units4th Infantry Brigade AWMM1st Southern Infantry Battalion, 3rd Section AWMM33rd Battalion, B Company AWMM29 Infantry Battalion, C Company AWMM Military service4th Infantry Brigade AWMM1st Southern Infantry Battalion, 3rd Section AWMM33rd Battalion, B Company AWMM29 Infantry Battalion, C Company AWMM 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 AWMM20 June 1940 AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM19 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM1 February 1941 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM1 February 1941 AWMMHMT 24 AWMMWellingtonNew ZealandPort TewfikEgypt AWMM1 February 1941 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMM1 February 1941 AWMMSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMMInfantry Reinforcements AWMMNieuw Amsterdam AWMMPrivate AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture detailsWW2 AWMMPOW - 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 notesHeightUnknown Period AWMM5 foot, 91/2 inches AWMMEye colourUnknown Period AWMMbrown AWMMHair colourUnknown Period AWMMdark AWMMComplexionUnknown Period AWMMdark AWMMKilled or died while a Prisoner of WarCause 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 deathBariItaly AWMM Death notesBariItaly AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameBari War CemeteryItaly AWMM Grave referenceII. E. 16. AWMM Memorial Contribute › 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 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Archibald James Robertson Leave a note Contribute › Processing 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 Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.