Topic: Robert James Sutherland (1919-1944)

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Former Tauranga District High School student Robert James Sutherland was killed in action in Italy during the fight for Cassino in 1944.

Robert James Sutherland (1919-1944)Robert James Sutherland ws born on 5 April 1919. He gained is Proficiency Certificate from his schooling at Tauranga District High School.

He worked as a shop assistance for Mountfort and Co until he enlisted in 1942.

Robert was promoted to Sergeant in 1943 and wounded that same year.

He was killed in action in the fight for Cassino, Italy on 18 March 1944.

Robert is remembered in Tauranga's Memorial Grove, two rows of totara trees located on Fifteenth Avenue which stand as a memorial to 41 former Tauranga District High School students killed during World War II (1939-1945).

Memorial Grove (Tauranga)


Sources:

Cenotaph Database

Reunion leads to hunt for war dead - research by Betty Eaton-Woodcock (Bay of Plenty Times, 25 April 2011, pp. 10-11).


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Robert James Sutherland (1919-1944)


Year:1944
Note:Service Number: 375150
First Names:Robert James
Last Name:Sutherland
Date of Birth:5 April 1919
Country of birth:New Zealand
Date of death:18 March 1944
Place of death:Cassino, Italy
Place of burial:Cassino War Cemetery, Italy
Occupation:Shop Assistant
Fathers name:James Sutherland
Mothers name:Lucy Sutherland
Military Service:World War II (1939-1945)