Badge, R.S.A. Pin, Arthur William Robb (W.W.I.); Returned Services Association (...

Name/Title

Badge, R.S.A. Pin, Arthur William Robb (W.W.I.)

About this object

This R.S.A. Pin belonged to Arthur William Robb membership of the New Zealand Returned Services Association and in particular the Winton Sub-Association of the Invercargill Returned Services Association Inc. The pin has a red slide denoting membership during 1947 and 1948.

Arthur served as a Second Lieutenant in the British Army (King's Own Scottish Borderers) during World War One. Prior to enlisting Arthur was a farmer from Trows in the Scottish Borders. During the war he was captured by the German Army and held as a prisoner of war. In late December 1918, Arthur was released and returned to England.

In 1920 he emigrated to New Zealand, serving as a merchant seaman on the voyage to Lyttleton. Arthur settled and farmed at Lochiel in Southland for the remainder of his life. He married Eleanor Moir Robb, they had two children, Stuart William Robb and Elizabeth Henderson Forbes. Arthur was a member of the Invercargill Returned Services' Association (Winton Sub-Association). He died in July 1955 aged 61.

Maker

Returned Services Association (R.S.A.)

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1947

Period

1940s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

inorganic, metal, alloy, brass

Measurements

h 60 mm x w 20 mm x d 4mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Military

Subject and Association Keywords

Military - World War One

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Object Type

accessories

Object number

RI.W2014.3579.6

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