Lt. William Herbert Robson

No Regiment, no rank, age from ADRIC register. William Herbert in RGA.There is a William Herbert Robson who joins as a Temp Constable in Jan 1921, his date of birth is the same as the Australian man- it appears that he became a Temp cadet later)

1885 May 31 Born Durham

1891 census at Seaton, Durham

1902 Oct 4. RGA. 2nd Durham (Seaham), William Herbert Robson, Gent., to be Second Lieutenant. This is a Territorial appointment

1904 On an assault charge

1907 Apr 4. Married in Barnard Castle to Constance Emlyn Hepburn

1910 Aug 4. Constance Emlyn Robson petitons for divorce on grounds of Creulty and Adultery. The adultery cites Edith Wilton , who in fact had a child by him in 1910 (Irene Wilton 1910 to 2001)

1913 Nov 15 Leaves UK for Australia. He is a Motor Salesman and travels alone, 3rd Class to Melbourne

1914 Married Mabel Gertrude Wooler in Victoria Australia

1914 Aug 21 to 16 Oct in Australian Army. Discharged medically unfit. The press announcement said he was formerly an officer in Field Artillery in England. In fact this appears to be correct as he had a Territorial Commission when he was 17 in RGA

1915 Jul Arrives UK from Brisbane with Mrs Robson

1915 Aug 28 Commissioned 2nd Lt in RGA


1921 Apr 18. Accepted in Ireland, Joined the Auxiliaries with service no 1900 . Posted to H Coy

Fined £5 by Coy Commander

1922 Jan 13 . Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 May 3 Leaves UK for Australia address as on MIC in London at 140 Warwick St. His job is "Superintendant"

1930 Living at Darlinghurst, East Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

1932 Mar 14 . Married Eva Kate Kislingbury in Queensland

1936 Living at Narabeen, NSW. With Eva Kate. He is a Salesman

1937 Living at Flemington, Reid, NSW with Eva Kate Robson. He is "no occupation"

1949 living at Gosford, Robertson, New South Wales, Australia

1954 Living at Widgee QLD with Eva Kate Robson

1959 Mar 15 Died Queensland



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