Charles Henry Robinson
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|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|
5'5" (1.65m) tall ; 180 lbs|
81.647 kg; fair complexion ; brown eyes ; black hair going grey hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Bedfordale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Emily Salona Marion Robinson|
|Date of Enlistment||29 Mar 1916|
|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|
Armadale War Memorial (Bedfordale panel) |
Bedfordale Roll of Honour
Armadale and Districts Roll of Honour
British War Medal |
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;
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."
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
- "The Drill of the Foot-Hills" (PDF) (1917). Western Australia. Mar 1917. p. 10. Retrieved 16 May 2017 – via State Library of Western Australia.