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  • Taken from Nottingham Post dated 26th April 1916.
Photo provided by John Beech
Person Details
Hull
Thomas, son of Benjamin John & Emma and brother of Benjamin, Eliza, Emma & Norah, was baptised in Hull on 15th June 1879. In 1881 they lived at 30 Constable Street Hull. In 1891 the family lived in Nottingham’s meadows district and were still in that area at 103 Middle Furlong Road in 1901. His mother lived at 207 Berridge Road Nottingham in 1911.
Thomas was listed as a Collier on the 1901 Census.
13 Mar 1916
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19 Forster Street Radford
Private
  • DCM DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal
Northumberland Fusiliers
14th Bn (Pioneers) Between 10th and 16th March 1916, the battalion was engaged in works at Armentieres including retrenchment works from Plank Avenue to No.2 House Avenue, commencing works on the fire trench including boarding and revetment works, construction of parados, commencement of works on the fire step, reinstatement of wire in front of trench and work on constructing machine gun emplacement. No casualties were mentioned. Thomas is listed as Lance Corporal on the photo, but this appears not to be a substantive rank, as he is shown as private on the records.
Shortly before his death Robinson was recommended for a DCM Buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres (IX F 13)
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  • Taken from Nottingham Post dated 26th April 1916.
Photo provided by John Beech
    Pte Robinson - Taken from Nottingham Post dated 26th April 1916. Photo provided by John Beech