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Full Name
Robert Stanley Black
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Robert Stanley
Surname
Black
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
9/2048
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
23 August 1893
Place of Birth
Arrowtown, Otago, New Zealand
First Known Rank
Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
Bank clerk
Next of Kin
Mrs E.L. Black (mother), 57 Prince Albert Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
10th Reinforcements, Otago Mounted Rifles, D Squadron
Embarkation Date
4 March 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Willochra or Tofua
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
26
Page on Nominal Roll
5
Last Unit Served
Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death
Somme, France
Date of Death
21 September 1916
Age at Death
22
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Biographical Notes
  • Robert Black was the son of Harry and Emily Black, of 6, Grant St., Dunedin.
  • All Black in 1914
Archives NZ source
Further References
Sources Used
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Allblacks.com website All Blacks A to Z
  • Chester, R., McMillan, N. & Palenski, R. (2005). The encyclopedia of New Zealand rugby. Auckland, N.Z. : Hodder Moa. (4th ed.)
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