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Robertson, Thomas Cunningham (1864–1900)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Private Thomas Cunningham Robertson (New South Wales M. I.), who was killed in South Africa on November 21, was 34 years of age and a son of the late Mr Robertson, solicitor (at one time a member of the firm of Messrs Robertson, Fisher, and Ralfe, of Sydney, and subsequently he practised at Hay). Private Robertson was a native of Deniliquin, and had many years' experience on stations in Riverina and Queensland. When the Australians were offering for service he was living at Toganmain station, Hay district, and enlisting he left with the second Contingent under Colonel Knight. He was mentioned in the general orders for conspicuous good work and bravery in scouting, and other dangerous duties. The late Private Robertson's father took an active part in organising a volunteer corps, which took part in the Kaffir war, 1831, and he was thanked by Captain A. M. Knight, of the Cape Mounted Rifles, for the part he took in the fighting.

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