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Garden James Robertson

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Garden (Gairn) James Robertson (1069) sitting in wheelchair outside, beside a large car, Kantara Hospital, Suez Canal - This image may be subject to copyright

Garden (Gairn) James Robertson (1069) sitting in wheelchair outside, beside a large car, Kantara Hos …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Garden James AWMM
  • Surname
    Robertson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Gairn AWMM
  • Service number
    1069 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 27 September 1939 AWMM
    Age 17 AWMM
    Truck Driver/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 Feet 10 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 7 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue Grey AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Hospitalised on troopship February 1940 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Hospitalised Egypt February 1940 2 weeks AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Hospitalised Egypt February 1941 1 week AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Hospitalised Egypt May 1941 2 weeks AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Hospitalised Egypt June 1941 4 days AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Hospitalised Egypt September 5 weeks struck on head and concussed by bomb from dive bomber, paralysed, lost use of legs for 1 month AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart Attack AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Eldest son of Henry James Robertson (13472) and Alice Robertson

    His Grandfather Henry Robertson (4048) served in the Anglo Boer War and served as a regular soldier in the army. His father's half brother Frank Neil (Dick) Robertson (21464) was kia WW2.

    Family write that Gairn was determined to follow in their footsteps and joined the Territorials, 4th Waikato Mounted Rifles, Pakuranga Troop and that he was greatly influenced by Jack Reeves of the 2nd Divisional Cavalry (1059 killed in action)

    Posted to Broadcasting Unit as a Driver mechanic.

    Falsified birth details to enlist. Address on Nominal Roll given as C/o PO Howick AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    14 August 1989 AWMM
    Age 68 AWMM
    PapakuraAuckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Papakura Public Cemetery, Great South Road and Settlement Road, Papakura, New Zealand AWMM Services Lawn Row Q Grave 26 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 16 August 1989 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • A brave man and the third generation of this family's soldiers to fight overseas.
    Public - Kevin Gairn - Other Relative - 10 February 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 154 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 16 August 1989 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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