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James Noble  Robinson

Name on Board JH Robinson
Name on Service
James Noble   Robinson
Enlistment Age 32
Occupation Book-keeper
Place of Birth Bendigo, Vic
Next of Kin Capt. Mont Robinson
Address 11 The Esplanade, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 12/07/1916
Service No. 3235
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 26/11/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Commonwealth A73
Unit on Embarkation 24th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 5/08/1916
Unit on Death 24th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA (Previously reported missing. Court of Enquiry held 25/9/1916)
Place of Wounding/
Cemetery or Memorial Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Additional Information A letter from Cr W Henderson, Town Hall, Williamstown enquiring about Private Robinson's enlistment date is on James Robinson's file. James Robinson attended Kilmore State School. On his roll of Honour Circular, his brother, Captain Robinson, entered his age at death as 33- 364/365 years, in other words, he died one day before his 34th birthday. Captain Mont Robinson was the pilot aboard the German cargo ship SS Pfalz when it was turned around as it tried to leave Port Phillip the day the war was declared, 4 August 1914. Another of James brothers, William Ernest Robinson (2214) enlisted on 12 May 1915 and returned to Australia 13 February 1917.
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