Main CPGW Record
Forename(s): Robinson Lancaster
Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire
Service No: T/294466
Regiment / Corps / Service: Army Service Corps
Battalion / Unit: 8th Reserve Park, Mechanical Transport
Date of Death: 1918-06-05
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: V. J. 9B.
CWGC Cemetery: MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Robinson Lancaster Halstead was the son of Thomas and Bridget Halstead, née Courtney and brother of Private Richard Halstead (10845) (q.v.). A third brother, Private Tom Halstead, 3057, 1/5th Bn East Lancashire Regiment, was killed in action on the 1 September 1915. Their father was born at Haslingden, Lancashire and mother at Dublin, Ireland.
1911 Rawtenstall, Lancashire Census: 5, Bank Row, Goodshaw Fold - Robinson Halstead, aged 18 years, born W-----, Yorkshire, son of Bridget Halstead (married).
Robinson was married to Elizabeth Ann Guest in 1912. Elizabeth married Fred Liles in late 1918.
The British Army Service Record for Robinson Lancaster Halstead exists but may be incomplete. (The record, at one point, states that Robinson’s unit was the 30th Divisional Train attached to the 110th Engineer Regiment of the 35th American Division when he died. The unit, 30th Divisional Train (as was originally stated in ‘Main CPGW Record’), has now been changed to the 8th Reserve Park, Mechanical Transport. See: Observations - Robinson Lancaster Halstead by Ian Cameron in ‘View Additional Text’ below.)
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Dvr Robinson L. Halstead, T/294466, Army Service Corps.
The three brothers are named and commemorated on the following: Municipal War Memorial (Rawtenstall); St James the Less RC War Memorial (Rawtenstall); Municipal War Memorial (Haslingden) and St Mary’s RC War Memorial (Haslingden).
Photograph: 'Rossendale Free Press' (22 June 1918). Kindly supplied by Ian Cameron.
Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Driver Robinson Lancaster HALSTEAD
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Army Service Corps
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