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John Robertson

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 48), Page: 1 - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
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    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Robertson AWMM
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    WWI 17566 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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    Sinai & Palestine AWMM
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  • Robertson in the biographical note in his book (1938) is described as being an Inspector of Schools in Otago when he volunteered for service with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force at the end of 1915. He arrived in Egypt in January, 1915, and was posted to the Imperial Camel Brigade in February.

    The Imperial Camel Corps Brigade was made up of 2800 men. New Zealanders made up two companies of this brigade which consisted of 12 officers and338 other ranks. The Imperial Camel Brigade was more commonly known as the Imperial Camel Corps. In 1916 New Zealand soldiers joined the Imperial Camel Corps. They later became the Second New Zealand Machine Gun Squadron and were the only New Zealanders to reach Damascus. The Australian and New Zealand Companies of the Imperial Camel Corp were reorganized into the 5th Australian Light Horse Brigade, with its attached New Zealand Machine Gun Squadron (No. 2). The New Zealand Battalion (the Fourth Battalion made up of New Zealanders and Australian) had blue as their distinguishing colour. This was worn on their hats in the shape of a triangle. Moeraki then transfer to Mooltan at Sydney for Suez.

    Auckland War Memorial Museum Scars on the Heart WWI "The En Zeds, New Zealanders in the Imperial Camel Corp" display. Display item is a quotation by John Robertson. AWMM
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