William Robert ROBINSON

ROBINSON , William Robert

Service Number: 2303
Enlisted: 8 November 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Australian Remount Unit
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 31 March 1888
Home Town: Ipswich, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engine Driver
Died: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, 8 September 1947, aged 59 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Ipswich General Cemetery, Qld
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World War 1 Service

8 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2303, 2nd Remount Unit
10 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 2303, 2nd Australian Remount Unit, RMS Orontes, Sydney
10 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 2303, 2nd Australian Remount Unit
16 Mar 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Trooper, General Details Depot, Moascar
7 Feb 1919: Wounded AIF WW1, Trooper, 2303, 2nd Australian Remount Unit, Accidentally injured (severe fracture right leg) at Moascar when a shed was blown onto him by a strong wind
12 Apr 1919: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2303, 2nd Australian Remount Unit, RT Wandilla at Port Said for return to Australia
17 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 2303, Australian Base Post Office Kantara

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

William Robert Robinson was married to Charlotte Sarah Holland and living in  Bundamba, Ipswich in QLD when he enlisted in the AIF in 1915. He was working as an Engine Driver and he and Charlotte had 3 children under the age of 16 years.

William continued living in Ipswich, QLD when he returned from service in 1919, working as an Engine Driver and then as an Engineer