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Soldier Sailor Priest. Biography of the Rev GT Robson OBE MC RNZN 1887- 1979. Jack S Harker. 1992. Challenge Communications Foundation, Auckland


George Trevor Robson who served in France in WWI as an Army Chaplain in 1917-18 and later a Naval Chaplain before and during WWII. He won the Military Cross

Trevor Robson was born at Te Aroha in 1887, the son of a Chemist, and studied in Auckland to become an Anglican Priest. As a Priest he worked in the Parishes of New Plymouth, Kohukohu in the Hokianga, and Te Awamutu

He was one of the Naval personnel dispatched to Napier immediately after the 1931 earthquake and describes conditions there
The messages sent by the Veronica who was in Port at the time of the quake and the other ships speeding to help are given, with times sent

Trevor Robson wrote the history of the RNZN Chaplains’ work for the NZ Official War Histories and a list of WWII Chaplains in this book gives a small amount of info for each


Old photos incl: Hawkes Bay earthquake; HMNZS Philomel, Diomede, Veronica; Ship’s Company Philomel c1934; WWI photos; Troopships HMNZT Aparima; Rickord’s Kauri Timber Coy logging; portraits

174pp; b/w photos; s/covers; very good condition

A very interesting and readable life story


Text Copyright 2011
Collectible Books, Napier




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