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Place of Birth: Thornton-in-Craven, Yorkshire
Service No: 14753
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'D' Coy 1/6th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1917-12-11
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 82 to 85.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: THORNTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE
Walter Robinson was the son of Albert George and Frances Robinson, née Thompson. Albert was born at Thornton-in-Craven and Frances at Thornton Rust, Yorkshire. Walter was the cousin of Private William Laycock (3/18867) (q.v.).
1901 Thornton-in-Craven, Yorkshire Census: Walter Robinson, aged 7 years, born Thornton-in-Craven, son of Albert and Frances Robinson.
1911 Thornton-in-Craven, Yorkshire Census: Walter Robinson, aged 17 years, born Thornton-in-Craven, son of Albert and [stepson of] Sarah Ann Robinson. [Albert had married Sarah Ann Lowcock in 1908.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Walter Robinson, 14753, West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 26 August 1915.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Walter Robinson, 14753, 10. W. Rid. R.; 9. W. Rid. R.; 8. W. Rid. R.; 1/6. W. Rid. R. K. in A. 11.12.17.
See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War - A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).
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, Walter, aged 24, West Riding Regiment, Ivy Mount, [Thornton-in-Craven], killed in action Dec. 11, 1917.
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Private Walter ROBINSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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