Henry Joseph Robinson


About Henry Joseph

  • Name
    Henry Joseph
  • Initials
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
    16 October 1898
  • Birth town
  • Resided town
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
  • Date of death
    27 November 1917
  • Married
  • Occupation

Service Information

  • Army

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  • Rank
  • Regiment
    Cheshire Regiment


Henry Joseph Robinson was born in 1898 in Wallasey to parents Charles Hugh and Mary A Robinson (nee Hannigan).  The family home at this time was at 62 Meadow Lane, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead. He had three brothers Hugh, Francis and Thomas and two sisters, Edith and Harriet (two more brothers, George and Maurice, were born later).  Charles was employed as a general labourer in the house building industry.

We have been unable to trace Private Robinson’s service record, but we know that he passed through Peterborough Station on 1 September 1916 while serving with the 2/5th Cheshire Regiment and stationed at Old Warden Camp, Bedford. He wrote in the visitors’ book “Come and do a [piquet] boys, come and do a guard, you think its very easy but you’ll find its very hard.”

He also wrote: “Please accept my most sincere thanks for the manner in which I was received at the Peterboro (G.E.) Soldiers Rest it is a blessing there are such places for a chap to go when he is stranded I much enjoyed the Refreshments & tea is just like being at home. From a Birkenhead Lad”.

At some point Private Robinson transferred to The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) and the following is an extract and transcription from the link to the British Army’s De Ruvigney’s Roll of Honour 1914-1919.

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