John George ROBINSON


ROBINSON, John George

Service Number: 2415
Enlisted: 21 June 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sunderland, England , 21 March 1892
Home Town: Gawler, Gawler, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fire Brigade Officer
Died: Died of wounds, Boulougne, France, 4 August 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Unusually, the headstones are laid flat in this cemetery. This is due to the sandy soil. Grave VIII. A. 168. Inscription IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR SON HE DIED A HERO
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Gawler Council Gawler Men Who Answered the Call WW1 Roll of Honor, Gawler War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

21 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
13 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2415, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2415, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Adelaide
4 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2415, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Private J. G. Robinson, who died of wounds received in action in France on August 4, left for the front on September 14, 1915. Prior to his enlistment he was a member of the South Australian Fire Brigade for two years, and was stationed at Gawler, where he was highly respected. He was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. William Robinson, of Sunderland, England, who have three other sons serving with the colors." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 28 Oct 1916 (


Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

27th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement-Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

He was 20 and the son of William and Margaret Robinson, of 67, Victor St., Monkwearmouth, Sunderland. Margaret also lived at , Bradlang Street, Sunderland, England.

Enlistment date 21 June 1915
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/44/2.

Age at embarkation 23

His brother Private Thomas Robinson Service Number 5772, 27th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. also fell. He is interred at WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY.