John Robertson

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 20 July 1889, Otago, New Zealand
  • Died 28 November 1956, Otago
  • Last rank Sergeant
  • Service number 16/1172
  • Served In Māori Contingent, 4th Reinforcements
  • Next of Kin Mrs Edith Willoughby Robertson (wife), Ōtākou and Mrs E. Walscott (mother), Ōtākou
  • Pre-war occupation Lighthouse Keeper, Marine Department
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted6 December 1915
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 52 or HMNZT 53, Mokoia or Navua, departed 6 May 1916, from Wellington, disembarked 21 June 1916 at Suez, Egypt
  • Theatres of operationEgyptian E.F. 1916 and Western European 1916-1917
  • Periods of serviceone year and 105 days in New Zealand and two years 173 days overseas in Egypt and Western Europe. Total service of three years and 278 day
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Westmoreland, 7 April 1919
  • Discharged9 September 1919, no longer physically fit on account of illness contracted on active service
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal