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Full Name: Robert Craig
Rank Last Held: Lance Sergeant
Forename(s): Robert
Surname: Craig
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 9/262
Gender: Male
Place of Birth: Dipton, Southland, New Zealand
First Known Rank: Sergeant
Next of Kin: John Craig (father), Caroline, Southland, New Zealand
Enlistment Address: Caroline, Southland, New Zealand
Military District: Otago
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Otago Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Port Chalmers, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 158
Last Unit Served: Otago Mounted Rifles
Place of Death: Malta to Gallipoli
Date of Death: 22 August 1915
Age at Death: 24
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of disease
Cemetery Name: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference: A. X. 5.
Biographical Notes: Robert Craig was the son of John and Isabella Craig, of The Bush, Caroline, Invercargill, New Zealand
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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