Thomas Wesley (Horrie) ROBINSON

Badge Number: 17503, Sub Branch: Glenelg
17503

ROBINSON, Thomas Wesley

Service Numbers: 1734, S66490
Enlisted: 16 February 1916, Petersburg, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Born: Yongala, South Australia, 23 December 1892
Home Town: Yongala, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butcher (later Cafe owner)
Died: Natural causes, Glenelg East, South Australia, 24 September 1981, aged 88 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
General AC, Path 5, Grave 276
Memorials: Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Yongala Methodist Church Soldiers Roll, Yongala Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1734, 50th Infantry Battalion, Petersburg, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1734, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1734, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Apr 1917: Imprisoned German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages
2 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

23 May 1942: Enlisted Private, SN S66490, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA), Adelaide, South Australia
23 May 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN S66490
24 May 1942: Involvement Private, SN S66490, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA), Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
2 Feb 1943: Discharged Private, SN S66490, 3rd (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)

World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Wounded SN 1734, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Thomas was reported missing on 02 Apr 1917. His brother Samuel wrote to the Red Cross Information Bureau on 28 Jun 1917 seeking information about his whereabouts.  Advice was received on 28 Jun 1917 that he was a POW at Limburg, Germany and had been since 02 Jun 1917. 

Then on 16 Sep 1918 he was transferred to Friedrichsfeld, but was finally repatriated on 25 Dec 1918 to England.

AWM Red Cross Wounded and Missing (www.awm.gov.au)

 

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