Thomas Robson

First Name: 
Last Name: 
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Robson (nee Cook)
Father's Name: 
Thomas Robson
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, December 6, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Rank at Discharge: 
53rd Battalion
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, March 30, 1919
Place of Death: 
Randwick, N.S.W.
Cause of Death: 
Wounds sustained while serving

Thomas Robson (Service No 2732) was born in Dapto, N.S.W. around 1884. At time of enlistment was a single 31 year old linesman.

Thomas embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic with 6th Reinforcements, 53rd Battalion on 7th October 1916. He arrived in England on 21st November 1916 and was sent to France on 8th February 1917.
He saw service on the Western Front with the 53rd Battalion, A Company. On 15th September 1917 he became ill and was admitted to hospital. He was returned to his unit on 27th October 1917. Thomas was again admitted to hospital due to illness on 24th March 1918, and was again returned to his unit. He went back to the front and on 1st September 1918 was wounded in action suffering gun shot wounds to the head, chest and arms.
Thomas was evacuated to hospital for treatment and was sent home to Australia on 31st December 1918 via a hospital ship.
He was admitted to Randwick Military Hospital, and died of his wounds on 30th March 1919.
Thomas is buried in Smithfield Cemetery, N.S.W.

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