Richard (Craney) ROBINSON


Service Number: 610
Enlisted: 12 January 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 44th Infantry Battalion
Born: London, England, 1898
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Haileybury College
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 6 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Fremantle National Bank of Western Australasia Ltd., Haileybury College HB, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Midland Railway Workshops Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

12 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 610, 44th Infantry Battalion
6 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, 610, 44th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
6 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, 610, 44th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Richard and Florence ROBINSON, 3 Parry Street, Osborne, Western Australia.

Richard enlisted in West Australia 12th January 1916 in the 44th Battalion, and after six months' training at Claremont and Salisbury Plain in England proceeded to France.  He fought at Armentieres in January of 1917, and Messines in the following June, and on each occasion he was wounded.  At Passchendale he was again wounded 6th October 1917 and was killed by a shell when being carried to the rear by stretcher-bearers.  He was know as 'Craney' at school, and played in both eleven and eighteen.  He passed Junior Public and entered the service of the National Bank.