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Remembered Today:

Sjt Walter Robson


Peter Bennett

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Serjeant ROBSON, W

Service Number 6337

Died 27/09/1915

1st Bn.
Leinster Regiment

Buried at HANGARD COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Location: Somme, France

Cemetery/memorial reference: I. K. 2.

 

A newspaper article reporting his death stated that he had enlisted around 1901 and had been a regular soldier who served in the Boer war but I cannot find any pre-war service records for him.

 

Can anyone please help

 

Thank you

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John Calvert 6332 Leinster enlisted 8/3(?)/01 so that part appears correct...but I cannot find anything else. Not the newspaper either and no MIC or Roll.

 

George

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Ancestry has the Second Anglo-Boer War Medal Rolls which show that 6337 Private W. Robson was awarded the Queen’s South Africa Medal with four clasps (Cape Colony, Transvaal, Orange Free State and South Africa 1902), he was not eligible for King’s South Africa Medal.  He served in South Africa with 2nd Bn. Leinsters and there is another annotation on the roll for him but I can’t make out what it says as on my phone.

 

Steve

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You say you cant find pre war papers, does that mean you have some ?

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As regards comment unread

'from P. L. Bn 30th/5/08'

 

George

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2 hours ago, George Rayner said:

As regards comment unread

'from P. L. Bn 30th/5/08'

Now I'm on a PC I can see that the additional annotation says "From 10th Pl. Bn. 30/5/02" which I believe means 10th Provisional Battalion.

 

Steve

 

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