Charles Henry Robinson

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Charles Henry Robinson
Personal Information
Date of Birth 12 Aug 1878
Place of Birth South Yarra, Victoria
Death 21 Aug 1964
Place of Death Perth, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 38 years, 9 months
Description 5'5" (1.65m) tall ; 180 lbs
81.647 kg
; fair complexion ; brown eyes ; black hair going grey hair
Occupation Orchardist
Religion Church of England
Address Bedfordale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Emily Salona Marion Robinson
Military Information
Reg Number 28677
Date of Enlistment 29 Mar 1916
Rank Driver
Unit/Formation Howitzer Brigade 24, Reinforcement 7 transferred to 4th Division Field Artillery and to 11th Field Artillery Brigade.
Date of Embarkation 25 Oct 1916 ‒ 28 Dec 1916
Ship Embarked On HMAT A38 Ulysses
Date of Return 4 Jun 1919 ‒ 18 Jul 1919
Ship Returned On SS Bremen
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument Armadale War Memorial (Bedfordale panel)
Bedfordale Roll of Honour
Armadale and Districts Roll of Honour
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

In 1911 married Emily Salona Marion Whitehead.

Electoral Roll entries - 1903 - 1906 clerk living at 663 Hay street, Perth; 1910 with Parents and siblings at 3 Marquis street, West Perth; 1912 - 1914 with Emily Salona at "Como", Ednah street South Perth, clerk; 1916 in Bedfordale;

War Service

Following preliminary training Charles was allocated to the 6th reinforcement draft for the 51st Battalion on 3 May 1916, but on 10 Jun 1916 he was transferred to Artillery reinforcements. Following further training he was sent to Maribyrnong in Victoria for more specialist training, and on 12 Oct 1916 was allocated as a Driver to the 7th Field Artillery Brigade.

On arrival in England he was sent to the 4th Division's No 21 Camp at Lark Hill for further training, before on 9 May 1917 proceeding overseas via Folkestone.

On arrival in Étaples France, Charles was transferred to the 4th Division Ammunition Column at Rouelles. On 25 Aug 1917 he moved to the 11th Field Artillery Brigade at Kemmel south west of Ypres, Belgium as a Driver and he remained with them until he returned to Australia.

He was granted UK leave on 10 Feb 1918 and again on 23 Nov 1918.

Discharged 5th Military District 25 Aug 1919.

"...driver in 24th Field Artillery. Now at Larkhill, England."[1]

Post War

Electoral Roll entries - 1921 assurance superintendent at 362 Bagot road, Subiaco; 1922 - 1925 Surf Tea Rooms, Swanbourne terrace, Cottesloe a tea room proprietor; 1931 - 1958 farmer at "The Homestead", Lake Grace. Emily died 11 Apr 1959 aged 74


Buried at Lake Grace, Western Australia

  1. "The Drill of the Foot-Hills" (PDF) (1917). Western Australia. Mar 1917. p. 10. Retrieved 16 May 2017 – via State Library of Western Australia. 

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