Topic: Robert William Collinson

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From research done in 2008 by Wairarapa College Year 12 history assignment on Wairarapa soldiers who died in World War One.

Full name: Robert William Collinson

Date of Birth: 1882
Serial number: 10/2893
Occupation before enlistment: Farmhand 
First known rank: Private
Embarkation date: 9 October 1915
Place of embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Body on embarkation: 7th Reinforcements
Embarkation unit: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Last unit served: Wellington Infantry Regiment
Rank last held: Private
Place of death: Belgium
Date of Death: 8 June 1917
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery name: Messines Ridge (NZ) Memorial

Biographical notes:

On it say that he left London in 1907 for New Zealand.

In the 1911 Electoral Roll it notes that Robert William Collinson was a farmhand at Burnbrae, Clareville.


Student researcher: Stef Simmonds



Robert William Collinson

First Names:Robert William
Last Name:Collinson