Francis James Kearsey ROBERTSON

ROBERTSON, Francis James Kearsey

Service Number: 1688
Enlisted: 3 August 1915, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Toowoomba Grammar School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Killed in Action, Egypt, 9 January 1917
Cemetery: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Indooroopilly War Memorial, Mount Alford State School War Memorial, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 Honour Board, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 In Memoriam Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

3 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1688, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Brisbane, Qld.
4 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, 1688, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '1' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Mashobra embarkation_ship_number: A47 public_note: ''
4 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, 1688, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Mashobra, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Walter Thomas and Mona S. Robertson, of Indooroopilly, Queensland.


Word has been received that Trooper Francis Robertson, 2nd LH, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Robertson, Chelmer, was killed at the battle of Rafa, in which the Anzac mounted division did such magnificent work.  The young soldier, who was only 19 at his death, was a grandson of Dr. Cannan, and is thus a nephew of Brigider-General Cannan.  His father, Mr. W.T. Robertson, is chairman of the Queensland division of the Red Cross Society, and has been since the beginning of the war.  He has been virtually business manager of the 'Red Cross Journal' since its inception, and has given his services voluntarily.  Mrs. Robertson is also a most arduous war worker.