Robert MacKay AWMM
Also known as
J. McKay Robertson AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Unknown AWMM Palmerston South, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Miss Margaret Robertson (sister), Hillgrove Post Office, Moeraki District, New Zealand AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
Listed as J. McKay Robertson on the Dunback War Memorial.Before World War I, enteric fever, or typhoid fever, was the scourge of armies, and in the Anglo-Boer War killed more soldiers than enemy action. It is caused by a bacteria entering the body via contaminated food or water. Early symptoms include high fever, headaches and lassitude. Follicles along the intestinal walls later become inflamed, often leading to perforation and hemorrhaging. Other complications include gall bladder, pneumonia or heart failure.
At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the disease.
Auckland Museum Boer War " The Second Boer War Veterans" Display. Display item is a framed copy of the Roll of Honour of the 6 Contingent. AWMM
- Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
- Otago, South African (Boer) War Memorial, Dunedin Oval, Dunedin AWMM
- Dunback War Memorial, Dunback Domain, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
Roll of Honour
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Robert MacKay Robertson
To a great uncle I never knew who died so young.
Public - Alexander John - Direct descendant - 29 June 2017
- Auckland Star AWMM
- Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
1901. H.6. Nominal Roll AWMM
- Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
|29 June 2017||Alexander John ||Cwmbran South Wales UK||Direct descendant||
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