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Henry Robertson

Henry Robertson, on horseback, Quarter Master Sergeant, 1918, Narrow Neck Camp, Auckland, New Zealand - No known copyright restrictions

Henry Robertson, on horseback, Quarter Master Sergeant, 1918, Narrow Neck Camp, Auckland, New Zealan …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Robertson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Harry AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 4048 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 October 1875 AWMM AberdeenScotland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • 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
  • Relationship status
    Pre 6 April 1901 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 4 children AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 4 ounces AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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
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About death

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  • Death
    19 March 1924 AWMM
    Age 48 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block D. Row 23. Plot 64. AWMM
    • Purewa Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 21 March 1924 AWMM
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  • The first of our family's generations of soldiers
    Public - Kevin Gairn - Other Relative - 10 February 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Unpublished papers: family papers AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Archives NZ: W5515|48|4720 AWMM
    • 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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10 February 2015Kevin GairnWhitiangaOther Relative

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