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Joseph Thomas ROBINSON

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Surname: ROBINSON

Forename(s): Joseph Thomas

Place of Birth: Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Service No: 10/3379

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Wellington Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: New Zealand Division

Age: 28

Date of Death: 1916-06-10

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CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. B. 169.

CWGC Cemetery: BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD

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Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

Joseph Thomas Robinson was the son of Elizabeth Ann (Hannah) Robinson (born Billingborough, Lincolnshire), the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Robinson.

1891 Sleaford, Lincolnshire Census: 10, Leicester Street - Thomas [sic] Robinson, aged 2 years, born Sleaford, nephew of Thomas and Elizabeth Robinson. [In 1871 Thomas, Elizabeth and their daughter Elizabeth Ann Robinson were living at Leasingham, Lincolnshire. In the 1891 Elland, Yorkshire Census, Elizabeth H. Robinson gives her place of birth as Leasingham; she married Joseph Midgley at Halifax, Yorkshire on the 23 December 1891.]

1901 Oakworth, Yorkshire Census: Slack Farm - Joseph Thos Midgley, aged 13 years, born Sleaford, Lincolnshire, son of Joseph [stepfather] and Elizabeth Hannah Midgley.

1911 Oakworth, Yorkshire Census: Slack Lane Farm - Joseph Thomas Robinson, aged 23, born Sleaford, Lincolnshire, son of Joseph [stepfather] and Elizabeth Hannah Midgley.

Joseph's last New Zealand address before embarkation on the 13 November 1915 was 24, Munro Street, Napier. (Information from the Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Record).

Joseph is commemorated on the Oakworth War Memorial as Joseph T. Midgley; his half-brother, Frank Midgley (kia 7 October 1916), is also commemorated on the memorial. They are also commemorated on Slack Lane Baptist Church War Memorial, Oakworth.

Photograph: 'Keighley News' (24 June 1916). Kindly supplied by the 'The Men of Worth Project' website: https://www.menofworth.org.uk

New Zealand service records: https://www.govt.nz/browse/history-culture-and-heritage/nz-history/get-a-copy-of-a-ww1-service-record/

Data Source: Craven Herald Article

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Private Joseph Thomas ROBINSON

Private Joseph Thomas ROBINSON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Wellington Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Wellington Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: New Zealand Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: New Zealand Division

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Surname: ROBINSON

Forename(s): Joseph Thomas

Country of Service: New Zealand

Service Number: 10/3379

Rank: Private

Regiment: Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F.

Unit: 2nd Bn.

Age: 28

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Died Date: 10/06/1916

Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Hannah Midgley, of Slade [sic] Farm, Oakworth, Keighley, Yorks., England.

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

23 June 1916

MIDGLEY – Died of wounds, in France, Pte. John T. Midgley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Midgley, Slack Farm, Oakworth.

23 June 1916

SILSDEN MAN’S BROTHER DIES OF WOUNDS

The death has occurred at a hospital in France of Pte. John T. Midgley, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Midgley, of Slack Farm, Oakworth, and brother of Mr. J. Midgley, of North Street, Silsden. The deceased emigrated to New Zealand about three years ago, and there joined a Colonial contingent.

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