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Person Details
Gainsborough,Lincolnshire
Albert was born at Gainsborough in 1889 the son of Samuel and Betsey Robinson. His father was employed as a labourer in a timber yard. He had three brothers, Harry born 1884, William born 1887 and Frank born 1896.
17 Nov 1915
21
109729 - CWGC Website
1670
Private
Machine Gun Section Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)
Albert enlisted into the Army at East Retford in 1915, he served with the Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Sherwood Rangers in their machine gun section. He died of disease while in Egypt and is buried in Alexandra (Chatby ) Military Cemetery in Egypt. Private Albert Robinson Retford Times 31 Dec 1915 Private Albert Robinson, who was attached to the machine gun section of the Sherwood Rangers, and whose parents reside at Walkerith, was formerly an assistant in the employ of Mr Walter Scott, butcher, Misterton, who writes of him as follows, “When this youth was reported in hospital at Alexandria, I heard it was a diphtheria case. I was in great hope of his recovery, and as letter after letter was received by the parents and myself showing progress, it seemed as though our hopes would be fulfilled. Then suddenly the news came of a relapse and death followed quite suddenly and painlessly. A letter from the matron and his captain pays a fine tribute to his character and bravery. I wish to add my tribute also. He was the most trustworthy lad I ever knew. I never knew him guilty of any dishonourable action all the four years he was with me. He could be trusted with my chequebook and account for every item. He was so anxious to please and learn, that he thought nothing of getting up at 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning to push on the work and surprise me when I got up. He was clean in life and limb. It hardly seems possible he has gone after so short a period of service for King and country. Such assistants are are the joy and strength of business men, and when their gifts are sacrificed for home and liberty they are worthy to be ranked in the roll of Christian heroes.
Information on Albert Robinson has been provided courtesy of the Misterton and West Stockwith History Group
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    Albert Robinson - Photo provided courtesy of The War Graves Photographic Project www.twgpp.org
  • Photo shows the Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War memorial cemetery, Egypt, 
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    Albert Robinson - Photo shows the Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War memorial cemetery, Egypt, photo courtesy of CWGC