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St Neots,
Albert Edward Robinson was born in 1881 at St Neots, Huntingdonshire and was the son of James a bricklayer and the late Ann Robinson née Kidd of 169 Vernon Street, Newark. Both his father James and mother Ann Kidd were born in 1842 at St Neots, they were married in 1862 at St Neots and went on to have the following children, all born in St Neots , Mary Ann b1863, Elizabeth 1865, Ellen b1867, James William b1869, James William b1878, Ann Maria 1879 and Albert Edward b1881 . His mother Ann Robinson died in 1915 at Newark. In the 1911 census Albert Edward Robinson is boarding at an address, 13 Pinfold Lane, Stapleford, he is shown as being 30 yrs married and a bricklayer, he is boarding with his wife Florence Evelyn 26 yrs (b Wapping) and their daughter Crissy Gwendoline 2 months old, they are boarding with Isiah Vickers 26 yrs a coal miner and his family. At the time of his death Albert Edward was living with his wife and 3 children at 55 William Street, Newark.
He was a brick layer.
29 Oct 1915
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487146 - CWGC Website
94892
Sapper
171st Tunnelling Coy Royal Engineers
Sapper Albert Edward Robinson enlisted in January 1915 and served with the 171st tunnelling company, Royal Engineers. He died on 29th October 1915 and is buried in London Rifle Brigade Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Belgium.
Article published 1st March 1916 in the Newark Advertiser :- Youngest son of Mr James Robinson, 55 William Street, Newark. A native of St. Neots, Huntingdonshire and came with his parents to Newark when only 18 months old. Attended the Mount School and Charles Street, Wesleyan Sunday School. Afterwards he worked with his father as a bricklayer and followed that occupation until March 1915, when he enlisted in the Royal Engineers. His chief recreation was football and he joined a team, promoted by the late Rev. F.O. Colley, when the later was curate at Newark Parish Church. Afterwards went to work at Ruddington and joined the local football club there. The league they entered brought the team to Newark to oppose local clubs. Had been with the Royal Engineers only a short time went he with a draft to the front, subsequently spending a considerable time in the vicinity of Hill 60. Leaves a widow and three young children, his mother having passed away a year ago.
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