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Eion Alister Robertson

Williams, Edward Gordon, photographer (1914-1918).   Sergt. Eion Robertson on trek between Mustagidda and Arnussi. Killed at Rafa 9.1.16. [Williams Album 2]. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH-ALB-211-p36-1. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Williams, Edward Gordon, photographer (1914-1918). Sergt. Eion Robertson on trek between Mustagidd …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eion Alister AWMM
  • Surname
    Robertson AWMM
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    WWI 11/1365 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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    Unknown AWMM Tikitiki, Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
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    Mrs Jane Brandon Lloyd Robertson (mother), Tikitiki, Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


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    Army AWMM
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    WWI 11/1365 AWMM
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    WW1 Unknown AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

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  • Pugsley, C. (1996). 'Scars on The Heart' p 111 has a photograph of Segeant Robertson on his horse while on trek between Mustagidda and Arnussi.

    A photo of his grave is in the E.G.Williams Album no. 213 page 21. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    9 January 1917 AWMM
    RafaSinai-Palestine AWMM
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    Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM Grave E 133 AWMM
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  • I have a copy of a photo with "Robert (Bob) McPhun, Sgt Rolerstone" and some mates taken while loading camels in the desert. Before the 'Rapa Engagement'. Also named in the photo is "Terry Spooner".
    Public - Peter - 14 May 2015



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17 June 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
23 December 2016VictoriaWellington, New ZealandResearcher
14 May 2015PeterNapier, New ZealandOther
12 April 2015WendyPalmerston North, New ZealandResearcher

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