Cecil Herbert ROBINSON

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ROBINSON, Cecil Herbert

Service Number: 6138
Enlisted: 15 September 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 13 November 1894
Home Town: Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 October 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

15 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6138, Brisbane, Queensland
27 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6138, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6138, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Brisbane
3 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6138, 26th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

'ROLL OF HONOUR.

Pte. CECIL HERBERT ROBINSON

Pte. Robinson is reported to have been killed in action on October 3rd. 1918. He as a grandson of Mrs. Beer, Campbell street, and was employed for some time on the Toowoomba Railway Station. He was one of the juniors in a local football team, and one time amateur lightweight champion, of Queensland, 1916. Cecil was only a young man, he being, in his 23rd year, but he gladly gave his life for his country.' from Darling Downs Gazette 5 Nov 1918 (nla.gov.au)

'SPORTSMEN IN THE WAR.

Yet another athlete has answered the last call, the sad news having been received during the week of the death in action on October 3 of Private Cecil H. Robinson. Prior to his enlistment he was a great boxing and athletic enthusiast in Toowoomba, and in 1915 was returned as an amateur boxing champion.' from The Referee 6 Nov 1918 (nla.gov.au)

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