Lionel William Robinson

Name

Lionel William Robinson

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

15/07/1916
25

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Sergeant
10694
Bedfordshire Regiment
6th Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier and Face 2C
France

UK Memorials

Not on the Welwyn Village memorials
Not on the Woolmer Green memorials
Beccles War Memorial, Suffolk

Pre War

Born in in 1891 in Beccles, Suffolk to William and Jane Robinson who were living in Denmark Road, Beccles. His father was a printer compositor but sadly died 1898 and his widow became a dressmaker and lodging house keeper. She later lived at 37 Ballygate, Beccles. On the 1911 Census, he was living at 33 Regents Square, St Pancras, London and working as a Club Clerk (Shorthand Typist) at the National Sporting Club. He was said to be living in Welwyn on enlistment.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in Luton, Beds. Served in France and Flanders. Killed in action during an attack on Pozieres where the battalion were held up by hostile machine gun fire and sustained heavy casualties.

Additional Information

His mother was awarded a war gratuity of £12 and his pay owing of £10 12s 4d. On some records he is incorrectly listed as Leonard.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer