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Louis Somervell Robertson

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Louis Somervell AWMM
  • Surname
    Robertson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Louis Somerville Robertson AWMM
  • Service number
    11/454 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 April 1881 AWMM SornAyrshire AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 18 August 1914 AWMM Ohura, King-country, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    E. Robertson (father), Horwood Place, Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

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
    WW1 18 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    Builder/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 foot 10 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      146 pounds AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Light brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Edward Robertson (Master of Sorn Public School) and Margaret Heron Robertson, of 3 High St, Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland.

    Name incorrectly written on the service record; and the nominal roll as Louis Somerville Robertson AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    9 June 1915 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Walker's Ridge Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM II.A.3. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • i admire your contribution to war
    Public - samuel - Other Relative - 23 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 622 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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