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Lubin James Robertson (1892–1933)

Lubin James Robertson, c 1917 photographer unknown

Lubin James Robertson, c 1917 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

LUBIN JAMES ROBERTSON was born on 12th May, 1892, at Wangaratta, Victoria, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew William Robertson. He was educated at the Wangaratta High School, and entered the service of the Bank in the same town on the 1st July, 1911. He was transferred to the Southern Branch (Sydney) in September, 1912, and to William Street, as ledgerkeeper, in May, 1915.

Lubin James Robertson enlisted on 8th February, 1916, and left Victoria with the original 37th Battalion as lance-corporal in the following June. He was promoted to corporal while in England in September; to second-lieutenant in February, 1917, and to lieutenant on 25th May, 1917. He was wounded and gassed while in action, and for his distinguished services in the taking of Bray and Suzanne-sur-Somme, on 24th and 26th August, 1918, he was awarded the Military Cross.

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'Robertson, Lubin James (1892–1933)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/robertson-lubin-james-23274/text32451, accessed 25 June 2024.

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Lubin James Robertson, c 1917 photographer unknown

Lubin James Robertson, c 1917 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

Life Summary [details]

Birth

12 May, 1892
Boweya, Victoria, Australia

Death

17 May, 1933 (aged 41)
Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

war wounds

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