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Robinson, David Tait (1897–1917)

David Tait Robinson, c 1916 photographer unknown

David Tait Robinson, c 1916 photographer unknown, Australian War Memorial

AVID TAIT ROBINSON was born at South Brisbane, Queensland, on 23rd November, 1897, the son of Mr. John Robinson and Mrs. Isabella Robinson. He was educated at South Brisbane State School, where, at the age of twelve, he won a scholarship which carried him on to the Brisbane Boys’ Grammar School for three years. He entered the service of the Bank at Brisbane on 12th May, 1913, and in February, 1916, he was transferred to Gympie.

David Tait Robinson enlisted in August, 1916, and arrived in England in July, 1917, when he went into training at Salisbury Camp and passed as a gunner (Class A) whereupon he immediately volunteered for the front. He left England on 13th September, 1917, and went straight into action, as a member of the 25th Battery of the A.F.A., at Polygon Wood, near Ypres, where he was killed at his gun on 25th September, 1917. He died instantly, and was buried near where he fell.

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