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Willie Robson was the son of Thomas Turner Robson and Eliza Brittain who married at Leeds in 1890. Their children included: Florence Beatrice (b.1891), Willie (b.1892), Mabel Gertrude (b.1902), Ethel May (b.1904), Winifred Gladys (b.1906) and George Brittain (b.1913). The family lived at 27 Kings Road, Headingley, Leeds [C1891]; 141 Bobbers Mill Road, Hyson Green [C.1901]; 110 Garfield Road, Radford [C.1911 & Army records/1920]. Thomas Turner Robson, who worked as a jobbing joiner, died at Nottingham, aged 89, in 1956. Hs wife, Eliza, predeceased him, dying at Nottingham in 1923, aged 53.
Brass bobbin finisher (C. 1911)
14 Apr 1920
110 Garfield Road, Radford, Nottingham
294th Coy Labour Corps
He enlisted at Nottingham on 7 September 1914 with the 7th Bn. [Robin Hoods] Sherwood Foresters having previously served four years with the territorials; had initially been assigned the Service No.2409 but subsequently became 21018; suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder on 6 October 1915 which ultimately left him with 40% degree of disability; was still a Private at this point; formally discharged on 14 February 1917 in order to re-enlist with 25th [Works] Bn. Durham Light Infantry; later transferred to 294th Company [Prisoner of War] Labour Corps; promoted to Corporal 1 January 1919; demobilised on 24 April 1919; died at 110 Garfield Road, Radford on 14 April 1920 and buried at Basford Cemetery, Nottingham on 17 April 1920.
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