Robert Arthur Hislop

Additional Information: 

Son of Robert Hunter and Jane Hislop of Sydenham, Christchurch.

  • CWGC

Biographical Notes:

“Sapper Robert Arthur Hislop: On August 13, 1914, Hislop fell between sleepers of a bridge onto a roadway below. He suffered serious injuries and died in Auckland District Hospital on August 19 that year. Territorials killed under similar circumstances during World War II are included on the National War Memorial Second World War roll of honour, and it's been ruled that Hislop should also be added to the appropriate rolls of honour. This would make him the first member of the New Zealand Armed Forces to die as a result of service during World War I.” [ accessed 21/8/2014]

"HISLOP.—August 19, 1914, at Auckland Hospital, Robert, eldest and beloved son of Robert Hunter and Jane Hislop, of 208, Hazeldean Road. Sydenham; aged twenty-one years. The result of an accident. Deeply regretted." [Lyttelton Times, Volume CXV, Issue 16635, 21 August 1914, Page 1]

Public Contributions:

Submitted by: Catherine Goodall
Relationship to casualty: Ancestor
In 2014 Sapper Robert Arthur Hislop was one of six servicemen added to the New Zealand and Commonwealth War Grave Commission’s official roll of honour after the New Zealand Defence Force determined... Read More

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Robert Arthur Hislop
Date of Birth:
22 July 1893
Place of Birth:
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
New Zealand Territorial Force, North Island Railway Battalion

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Date of Death:
19 August 1914
Day of Death:

Embarkation Details

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


Cemetery Reference: 
Ang. Block F, Row 7, Grave 56.
Cemetery Location: 
New Zealand
Robert Arthur Hislop
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