Warrant, Appointing 2nd Lieutenant A.W. Robb (W.W.I); British Army; 20.10.1917; ...


Warrant, Appointing 2nd Lieutenant A.W. Robb (W.W.I)

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Warrant dated 20 October 1917 appointing Arthur William Robb as a Second Lieutenant in the Special Reserve of Officers in the British Army.

Arthur had an interesting life. He was originally a farmer from Trows in the Scottish Borders. He served in the King's Own Scottish Borderers during World War One and was one of approximately 182,000 English soldiers taken prisoner by the German army during World War One.

In 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.


British Army

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Europe, United Kingdom, England, London

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organic, processed material, paper


h 308 mm x w 413

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Military - World War One

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