Name: James Alexander Robinson

Birth Date: 20 January, 1888 Where: Queensland
Died: 14 July, 1974 Where: Chelmer, Qld
Place of Enlistment: Queensland Age: 27
Serial Number: 2nd Lieutenant Battalion: 26th
Rank on Enlistment: 2nd Lieutenant Rank on Discharge/Death: Lt Colonel

Awards: 1914 - 15 Star, British War Medal 1914 - 1920, Victory Medal, Mention in Despatches(2), Distinguished Service Order

 

Photograph Robinson

Service Details:

 

 

6 May

1915                      Enlisted

15 May

1915                      Appointed 2nd Lieutenant

9 June

1915                      Embarked Australia

August

1915                      Embarked Egypt

10 Sept. – 12 Dec.

1915                      Gallipoli

24 February

1916                      Promoted Captain

21 March

1916                      France

6/7 June

1916                      Trench Raid

29 July – 27 Aug.

1916                      Pozieres (Sausage Valley)

4 August

1916                      Pozieres

6 September

1916                      Belgium

October

1916                      Ypres and Dernacourt

29 October

1916                      Mentioned in Despatches

3 November

1916                      Battle of Ancres Heights & Fricourt

Febfuary

1917                      Warlencourt

March

1917                      Attack on Malt Trench

17 April

1917                      Awarded DSO

May

1917                      Battle of Bullecourt (Hindenburg Line)

June

1917                      Bapaume

2 July

1917                      Appointed Major

8 July

1917                      Senior Officers' School, Aldershot

August

1917                      Cassel

30 September

1917                      Rejoined BattalionYpres

October

1917                      Broodseine & Passchendale

26 October

1917                      Battle of Passchendale (Ypres)

7 November

1917                      Mentioned in Despatches

December

1917                      Red Lodge

7 April

1918                      Dernacourt

20 April

1918                      Ville Sur-Ancre

May

1918                      Morlancourt

27 June

1918                      Villers-Bretonneux

8 July

1918                      Appointed Temporary Lt Colonel

8 August

1918                      Battle of Amiens

29 August

1918                      Somme

2 Sept

1918                      Mont St. Quentin

3 October

1918 mmmmmmmWounded                     

11 November

1918                      Armistice

25 January

1919                      CO 26th Battalion

28 March

1919                      Returned to Australia

27 July

1919                      Appointment Treminated

 

 

 

 

Biographical Details:

Born Nudgee Qld, January, 1988.

Assistant Teacher, 1909

Founding student at University of Queensland.

Lectured at Queensland Teachers' Training College.

War service 1915 - 1919

Returned to lecturing

Married, April 1921 (one son and 4 daughters)

Principal of Rockhampton State High School and Technical College, 1925

Principal of Queensland Teachers' Training College, 1935

Retired, 1954

Awarded MBE, 1966

Died, July, 1971

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