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George Edward Robinson

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Robinson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    38471 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 September 1906 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Waihi, Thames, New Zealand. Public - Ross - Other relative - 11 July 2016 - Family Papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 8 November 1940 AWMM Slevin Street, Waihi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary Ann Robinson (mother), 9 Kerr Street, Devonport, North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 February 1941 AWMM Legally Separated AWMM
    Legally Separated, 2 children AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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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 11 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • George Robinson was the son of Alfred Ernest Robinson and of Mary Ann Robinson (nee Bidois), of Waihi. His mother was the sole benficiary of his will and received his medals and the memorial cross.

    Husband of Mrs M.J.V. Robinson, legally separated at the time of his enlistment. His wife and two children under 16 years of age were living in Auckland. His former wife applied for a service gratuity indicating financial hardship.

    Attested 8 November 1940. Marched into Trentham 27 November 1940, promoted to temporary Corporal

    Entered Egypt 25 March 1941

    Reverts to ranks, Sapper, at own request September 1941

    Punished for insubordinate language, and neglecting to obey camp guards November 1941, 14 days field punishment

    Punished again, for being out of bounds, stealing, using a vehicle November 1942, 28 days field punishment.

    CWGC record his age as 43 years AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    28 December 1942 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya AWMM 12. E. 2. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Waihi RSA, 71 Seddon Avenue, Waihi 3610 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Great Uncle I never met
    Public - Graeme Alfred - Other relative - 21 April 2023



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 3: WW2 407 AWMM


Command item
Command item
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
21 April 2023Graeme AlfredNew Zealand Other relative
11 July 2016RossBulls NZOther relative

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