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George Trevor Robson

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Portrait of Chaplain George Trevor Robson, Archives New Zealand, AALZ   25044 5 /    F2052 63. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Chaplain George Trevor Robson, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 5 / F2052 63. Image …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Trevor AWMM
  • Surname
    Robson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Trevor AWMM
    • Robbie AWMM
  • Service number
    • 43094 AWMM
    • WWII 11863 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 July 1887 AWMM Te ArohaWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Ellen Ann Robson (mother), Queen's Parade, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 February 1917 AWMM Single/WWI 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 1917 AWMM Clergyman/Civilian 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Husband of Katherine Bessie (nee Curtis) a VAD with the British forces in WW1.

      Settled in Bulls, near his daughter, Patricia, in his late retirement. AWMM
    • Obituary: Lay preacher 1909, served Hokianga; 1919 returned to Hokianga, then to Te Awamutu; 1927 appointed 1st naval chaplain, retired in 1948 after 21 years Navy service; awarded OBE 1940; strong supporter of Boy Scout movement; keen sportsman Public - Elli - Researcher - 8 July 2020 - Newspaper: New Zealand Herald, 6aug1979, p1/3
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Death

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  • Death
    3 August 1979 AWMM
    Age 92 AWMM
    Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Clifton Cemetery, Watson Street, Bulls, Rangitikei District, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Clifton Public - Elli - Researcher - 8 July 2020 - Rangitikei District Council - cemetery records
  • Grave reference
    LAWN, Block D, Row E, Plot 121 Public - Elli - Researcher - 8 July 2020 - Rangitikei District Council - cemetery records
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Memorials

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • McDonald, W. (2001). Honours and awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. Napier, N.Z.: Helen McDonald. AWMM
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      55: 27 AWMM
    • Harker, J.S. (1992). Soldier, sailor, priest : biography of the Reverend George Trevor Robson. Auckland, N.Z.: Challenge Communications Foundation. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Record Book of Naval Personnel - c.1920-1945 - Lists Navy number, alphabetical list of names of ratings trained in England, numerical lists of officers. Archives New Zealand, R21346617, AAYT 8495 N12 AWMM

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