Also known as
South African 4048 AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Pre 3 April 1901 AWMM Devon Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Mrs A. Campbell (aunt), Lichfield Street, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 6 April 1901 AWMM Married AWMM
Married, 4 children AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- Height, Unknown Period AWMM
5 foot 8 inches AWMM
- Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
10 stone 4 ounces AWMM
- Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
- Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
- Wounds Diseases Etc., South Africa AWMM
Crushed by a horse, Vaal 25 April 1902 AWMM
- Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
Heart disease AWMM
Harry Robertson came to New Zealand with his widowed mother, Agnes and younger siblings in 1886.
He married Alice Barbara Campbell 23 January 1895, they were both 20 years of age and had seven children. Alice died in 1910
Harry remarried in 1911 Harriet Monta Elkington, they moved to a nine room house on Manukau Road and had three children.
He had children spanning 24 years in age difference. His eldest son Henry James Robertson (13472) served in WW1, another Frank Neil (Dick) Robertson (21464) was kia in WW2.
Discharged from the 7th New Zealand Mounted Rifles 27 February 1901.
On 1 November 1911 Harry joined the permanent forces and was stationed at Northern Region Headquarters in Auckland.
Served for the next 7 years as the Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant with the 3rd Mounted Rifles.
In 1918 he spent 6 months as Camp Quarter Master Sergeant at Narrow Neck Military Camp, North Shore Auckland and then returned to the Northern Area Headquarters in June 1918
In August 1920 he was General Headquarters School at Trentham for 2 months
He is buried in the family plot at Purewa Cemetery with his mother Agnes, his first wife Alice and children George and Caroline.
The headstone was damaged by vandals and removed by the Cemetery Trust in 1982 and there is no record of the text. AWMM
19 March 1924 AWMM
Age 48 AWMM
Date of death
Age at death
Place of death
Cause of death
Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block D. Row 23. Plot 64. AWMM
Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 21 March 1924 AWMM
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Public - Kevin Gairn - Other Relative - 10 February 2015
- The New Zealand Herald AWMM
Death Notice: 21 March 1924 AWMM
- Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
Cemetery register no. 8469 AWMM
- Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
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