David Kalmen Robin

AWM memorial panel 87

David Kalmen Robin
Western Mail, Perth, Friday 23 June 1916, p. 23

Born 8.08.1883

Place Belostok, Grodno, Poland

Ethnic origin Jewish

Religion Jewish (Church of England in Embarkation Roll)

Father Szawel Nochum Rabinowicz (Belostok bith records, 1883); Solomon Hyman Rabinowitz (data from tree on Ancestry.com)


Wife Florence Marion Robin (neé Rogan), married 1913; son Max Robin, b. 1914, served in the RAN in WWII

Arrived at Australia
from Bremen, Germany
on 6.05.1903
per Karlshrue
disembarked at Fremantle, WA

Residence before enlistment Bunbury, Fremantle, WA, Sydney

Occupation 1905 dealer, 1915 merchant

service number 2002
enlisted 21.06.1915
POE Liverpool, NSW
unit 18th Battalion
rank Private
place Gallipoli, 1915; Western Front 1916
casualties WIA 1916
final fate DOW 16.04.1916
cemetery 275 Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, France

Naturalisation 1905; applied for naturalisation in the US in 1909


Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (David Kalmen Robin)

Digitised service records (NAA) (David Kalmer Robin)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Digitised Red Cross wounded and missing file (AWM) (David Kalmen Robin)

Roll of Honour (AWM) (David Kalmen Robin)

Ancestry.com tree

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Our heroes. - The Daily News, Perth, 19 May 1916, p. 5.

Western Australian heroes. - Western Mail, Perth, Friday 23 June 1916, p. 23

Tobruk a warm spot. ... Grafton man's experiences. - Daily Examiner, Grafton, 21 November 1941, p. 3.


Елена Говор, Белорусские Анзаки. - Białoruskie Zeszyty Historyczne, 2013, no. 40, c. 53-108.