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ROBINSON, John Robert. Pte 1740 1/4th Yorks.

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The following was taken from the Yorkshire Regiment website

Killed in action 29 Apr 1915 aged 25. Son of Charles Robinson of 34 Coronation St, Carlin Howe, Yorks; husband of Frances Annie Holmes (formerly Robinson) of 4 Carlton Terrace, Yarm. He had been born in Redcar but was living in Yarm when he enlisted. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium

Yarm1914 believe that John Robert was born in 1890 and lived in Alma Parade, Redcar. His father Charles aged 31 was a coal leader. This meant he either delivered or sold coal door to door. His mother Maria was 27 and he joined Lily 7, Margaret 4 and Elizabeth 2. By 1901 the household had lost Maria (unknown) and Lily. The census for 1901 indicates that Lily visited the Hopps family in Plumstead, Woolwich. By 1911 John Robert had married Frances Annie and was living at 20 Lord Nelsons Yard with daughter Lily aged 1.

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