Occupation: school teacher
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Force: Wellington Infantry Regiment
George Alexander Robbie, born 19 June 1875 in Canterbury the fifth son of James and Isabella Robbie, of Palmerston North. The family were Presbyterian. George must have been in the Nelson area prior to 1894 as he included his membership of the Stoke Volunteer Rifles, when he enrolled.
George was a school teacher and was headmaster at Appleby School near Richmond from 1894 until 1906. George married his wife Edith Emily Johnson, daughter of S. B. Johnson, at Nelson on 3 August 1904. By 1906 George and Edith had moved to Patea where George had accepted a new teaching position.
His serial number was 24/1306, and he enlisted at Patea, with the Wellington 2nd Reinforcements to 2nd Battalion NZ Rifle Brigade F Company. He embarked on 13 November.
He saw action In Egypt 1915-1916, in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in 1916 and in Western Europe in 1916-1917.
He was given a commission at the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in 1917, after being a gas specialist lecturing NCOs at Sling camp. George died at Ypres on 21 July, killed in action.