David Kalmen Robin

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)
Family 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
Naturalisation 1905; applied for naturalisation in the US in 1909

Service #1

Service number 2002
Enlisted 21.06.1915
Place of enlistment 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


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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.