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Place of Birth: Austwick, Yorkshire
Service No: 33671
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'B' Coy 8th (Service) Battalion
Division: 23rd Division
Date of Death: 1917-07-17
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. B. 2.
CWGC Cemetery: LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: AUSTWICK, YORKSHIRE
Edgar Robinson was the son of Joseph and Margaret Jane Robinson, née Wallbank. Joseph was born at Middlesber, Austwick and Margaret at High Grain, Lawkland, Yorkshire. Edgar’s brother, Thomas, who also served in the Great War, was awarded the Military Medal and Bar whilst serving with the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Edgar and Thomas were the cousins of Private Edwin Clapham (63896) (q.v.).
1901 Austwick, Yorkshire Census: Edgar Robinson, aged 3 years, born Austwick, son of Joseph and Margaret Jane Robinson.
1911 Austwick, Yorkshire Census: Edgar Robinson, aged 13 years, born Austwick, son of Joseph and Margaret Jane Robinson.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Edgar Robinson, 33079, 9th Training Reserve Battalion & 33671, Yorkshire Regiment.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
ROBINSON, Edgar, aged 19, Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Robinson, [Austwick], killed in action in France, July 1917.
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Private Edgar ROBINSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division
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