Cecil Herbert ROBINSON


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



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)


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)