Geoffrey Ochiltree ROBERTSON

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ROBERTSON, Geoffrey Ochiltree

Service Number: 607
Enlisted: 7 January 1915, Broadmeadows, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Goroke, Victoria, 7 May 1895
Home Town: Goroke, West Wimmera, Victoria
Schooling: Scotch College, Melbourne
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Died of wounds, Egypt, 13 August 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery
Row D, Grave 14
Memorials: Kowree Shire Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

7 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Broadmeadows, Victoria
11 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 607, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 607, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Karroo, Melbourne
16 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 607, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
3 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
13 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 9th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography

Geoffrey Ochiltree ROBERTSON was born on 7th May, 1895 in Goroke, Victoria

His parents were Francis Robert Gordon ROBERTSON and Emma OCHILTREE

He had previous service for 3 years with the Victorian Cadets and 3 years as a Trainee when he enlisted on 7th January, 1915 as a Trooper  with the 9th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron - Unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Karroo on 11th February, 1915

He was promoted to Lieutenant on 3rd November, 1915

Geoffrey was wounded at Bada Sinai and  died on 13th August, 1916 at the 26 Casualty Clearing Station of gun shot wounds to his abdomen - he was buried in grave 30 at Kantara with a wooden cross marking his grave and later had a headstone erected  at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery (Grave Ref. Row D, Grave 14) & is also commemorated on the Australian War Memorial

He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

His brother Capt. Gordon Ochiltree ROBERTSON (/explore/people/367791) served as a Doctor in the AIF 

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