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Forename(s): Thomas Neil
Place of Birth: Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
Service No: 11827
Regiment / Corps / Service: Scots Guards
Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion
Division: Guards Division
Date of Death: 1915-10-07
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. G. 6.
CWGC Cemetery: CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: STEETON-WITH-EASTBURN, YORKSHIRE
Thomas Neil Robson was the son of Ebenezer John and Margaret Robson, née Calderwood and brother of Private William Ogilvie Robson (1105) (q.v.). Their father was born in East Lothian, Scotland and his mother in Co. Donegal, Ireland. Thomas and William were cousins of Lieutenant George Kirkland, 4th Coy Australian Machine Gun Corps (killed in action, 13 April 1917).
1901 Steeton, Yorkshire Census: 20, Emsley [Elmsley] Street - Thomas N. Robson, aged 6 years, born Scotland, son of Ebenezer J. and Margaret C. Robson.
1911 Steeton, Yorkshire Census: 20, Elmsley Street - Thomas Neil Robson, aged 16 years, born Haddington, East Lothian, son of Ebenezer John and Margaret Calderwood Robson.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Thomas N. Robson, 11827, Scots Guards. Theatre of War: (1) France. Qualifying date [for 1914-15 Star]: 4 May 1915.
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:
ROBSON, Thomas N., aged 20, 1st Battalion 1st Division Scots Guards, son of Mrs. E. Robson, Emsley Street, Steeton, died from wounds received in action Oct. 7.
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Private Thomas Neil ROBSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Scots Guards
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: Guards Division
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