EJ Robinson


About Edwin John

  • Name
    Edwin John
  • Initials
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
  • Birth town
    Stanwick. Northamptonshire
  • Resided town
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
  • Date of death
  • Married
  • Occupation
    Shoe trade

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
  • Rank
  • Regiment
    Norfolk Regiment


Private E J Robinson was serving with the 3rd Battalion Norfolk Regiment and based in Felixstowe, Suffolk when he passed through Peterborough East Station on 4 July 1916.  He wrote the following poem in the visitors’ book:

Parting Thoughts

The best of friends the best of sons
From their loved ones sometimes have to part
perhaps a tear sometimes a sob & times a broken heart
Perhaps you reader are placed like me
& from a mother have had to part
& if you find a lump in your throat
try & keep a cherry heart

We know the world is a big place
in which we have to roam
but you will get through your work quite easily
if you think of the loved ones at home

You may have left your sweetheart at some little village station
Then think of her singing till the boys come home
it will fill you with inspiration

Well we come to the end of the verses
Motto do not lag 
but do your bit for old England & so preserve the flag”

We have been unable to positively identify this soldier.  We think he could be Edwin John Robinson who was born in Stanwick, Northamptonshire in 1894 to parents John and Ida May. He followed his father into the shoe trade as did his younger brother George.  He appears to have returned to live in Northamptonshire after the war, passing away in the Wellingborough area in 1976 aged 84.

We have been unable to find any further information on this person.  Is this person our soldier?  Please get in touch if you can help?

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