Robinson, Harold Frederick (2184)
Place of Birth: Tarrumbo, VIC
Age: 25 years 7 months
Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 3 March 1915 – Melbourne, VIC
Service Number: 2184 view online service record
110 Clark Street
Port Melbourne, VIC
Next of Kin:
Arthur Robinson (brother)
231 Bell Street
Date: Thursday, 17 June 1915
Ship: HMAT Wandilla A62
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion – 6th Reinforcements
KIA: Monday, 9 August 1915
Place: Gallipoli Peninsula
Private, 7 Infantry, killed in action 8 August, 1915, Gallipoli, aged 25, commemorated Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli.
Wife: Mrs Ada M ROBINSON, born Turrumbo (Traralgon), educated High School. He enlisted as a 25-year-old hairdresser with a brother in Coburg as next of kin, changed to his wife at 110 Clark Street, Port Melbourne. Circular returned by her from St Vincent’s Place, Albert Park, giving Traralgon as her late husband’s closest place of association.
Additional research by Brian Membrey
An old boy of Coburg State School, Harold Robinson was killed on 9 August 1915 on the Gallipoli Peninsula and was remembered at a Memorial Service for the Fallen held in Coburg in February 1918. A tree (number 107) was planted in his memory in January 1919 at the Avenue of Honour at Coburg Lake Reserve.
At the time of preparing for the planting of the Avenue of Honour, Harold’s brother, A. Robinson was listed as living at 231 Bell Street, Coburg, the address of another serviceman 5439 Private Rupert Clement Robinson, 7th Infantry Battalion. It is also noted that Harold’s wife (widow) Mrs Ann Robinson lived at 6 Horne Street, Elsternwick.
Jenny Dore(nee Robinson)
Harold Robinson was my great uncle. Rupert Robinson was my grand father and won a military medal for extreme bravery. Arthur Robinson was the older brother and wrote letters to try to find out what happened to Harold. His parents are buried at Coburg cemetery and he is mentioned on their grave stone
Harold’s Wife was Ada Mary. Her family arrived on the first fleet. She moved to Sydney and remarried a returned solider and had a family in Sydney. Harold was my great uncle also. He died at lone pine