Second Lieutenant

George Alexander Robbie

Conflict: 
WW1
Additional Information: 

Son of James Robbie and Isabella Robbie, of Palmerston North, Wellington, New Zealand; husband of Edith Emily Robbie, of 392, Manchester St., St. Albans, Christchurch, New Zealand.

References:
  • CWGC
  • Archives New Zealand
NZ WAR GRAVES
CONTRIBUTED

Public Contributions:

Submitted by: Bronwyn Wattrus
Relationship to casualty: Researcher
George Alexander Robbie was Head Master at the Patea School when he left to go to war in July 1915. He started as Head Master in August 1909 after leaving Auroa School where he had also been Head Mas... Read More
George Alexander Robbie was Head Master at the Patea School when he left to go to war in July 1915. He started as Head Master in August 1909 after leaving Auroa School where he had also been Head Master. [NZGT - record since amended]


Personal Tributes:

Casualty

Service Number: 
24/1306
Name:
George Alexander Robbie
Rank: 
Second Lieutenant
Date of Birth:
19 June 1875
Place of Birth: 
Canterbury, New Zealand
Next of Kin: 
Mrs Edith Emily Robbie (wife), 11 Andrew Young Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Enlistment Address: 
Patea, New Zealand
Occupation on Enlistment:
School Teacher
Employer:
Patea School (Headmaster), Taranaki
Unit:
NZEF, Wellington Regiment, 2 Battalion

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Date of Death:
22 July 1917
Day of Death:
Sunday
Age at Death: 
42
Conflict: 
WW1

Embarkation Details

Embarkation Body:
2nd Reinforcements to 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Place:
Wellington, New Zealand
Embarkment Date:
13 November 1915
Transport:

HMNZT 35
HMNZT 36
Vessel:
Willochra or Tofua
Destination:
Suez, Egypt

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Reference: 
I. B. 2.
Cemetery Location: 
Belgium
George Alexander Robbie
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