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William Sidney (Billy) Robertson (1881–1919)

William Sidney (Billy) Robertson, of Barmedman Station, Barmedman, N.S.W., was a victim of the recent influenza outbreak, at the age of 38 years.

Educated at Scot's College, Sydney, Mr. Robertson afterwards became a close student of the Merino, and his services as judge were availed of during late years by many of the southern show societies.

Mr. Robertson was identified with all movements for the advancement of the Wyalong and Barmedman districts. His last public action was to attend a meeting of the Bland Shire (of which he was a councillor, and for some time occupied the position of deputy president) on the day he contracted influenza in the pneumonic form. He also filled the position of president of the Barmedman P. & A. Society.

In sporting circles Mr. Robertson was a popular figure, having raced and ridden his own horses at many of the picnic race clubs in pre-war days—his horses being successful at different times at Wagga, Lockhart, Young, Cootamundra, Grenfell, Wyalong, and Barmedman.

Deceased was the third son of the late Lachlan Robertson, of Barmedman Station, and three years ago married Miss Ida Wood, second daughter of the late A. C. Wood, of Yass, Besides his widow he leaves a son of two years,

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'Robertson, William Sidney (Billy) (1881–1919)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/robertson-william-sidney-billy-869/text870, accessed 19 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1881
New South Wales, Australia

Death

1919 (aged ~ 38)
New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

influenza

Occupation