Certificate, Discharge of Seaman, A.W. Robb; Superintendent of Mercantile Marine...


Certificate, Discharge of Seaman, A.W. Robb

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Certificate of Discharge issued by the Superintendent of Mercantile Marine at Lyttleton to Seaman Arthur William Robb on 17 July 1920.

Arthur had an interesting life. He was originally a farmer from Trows in the Scottish Borders. He served as a Second Lieutenant in the British Army (King's Own Scottish Borderers) during World War One.

In December 1918, Arthur was released and returned to England. In 1920 he emigrated to New Zealand, serving as a merchant seaman on the 'Westmeath' from Greenock to Lyttleton. This Certificate relates to that voyage. Arthur settled and farmed at Lochiel in Southland for the remainder of his life. He married Eleanor Moir Robb, they had two children, Stuart William Robb and Elizabeth Henderson Forbes. Arthur was a member of the Invercargill Returned Services' Association (Winton Sub-Association). He died in July 1955 aged 61.


Superintendent of Mercantile Marine, Lyttleton

Maker Role

Government Official

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Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Canterbury, Lyttelton

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, paper


h 145 mm x w 195 mm

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