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  • Taken from Nottingham Post dated 26th April 1916.
Photo provided by John Beech
Person Details
Thomas, son of Benjamin John & Emma and brother of Benjamin, Eliza, Emma & Norah, was baptised in Hull on 15th June 1879. In 1881 they lived at 30 Constable Street Hull. In 1891 the family lived in Nottingham’s meadows district and were still in that area at 103 Middle Furlong Road in 1901. His mother lived at 207 Berridge Road Nottingham in 1911.
Thomas was listed as a Collier on the 1901 Census.
13 Mar 1916
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19 Forster Street Radford
  • DCM DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal
Northumberland Fusiliers
Private Thomas Charles Robinson, 14th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, was killed in action on 13th March 1916, he is buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres (IX F 13) Between 10th and 16th March 1916, the battalion was engaged in works at Armentieres including retrenchment works from Plank Avenue to No.2 House Avenue, commencing works on the fire trench including boarding and revetment works, construction of parados, commencement of works on the fire step, reinstatement of wire in front of trench and work on constructing machine gun emplacement. No casualties were mentioned. Thomas is listed as Lance Corporal on the photo, but this appears not to be a substantive rank, as he is shown as private on the records.
Shortly before his death Robinson was recommended for a DCM Article published in the Nottingham Daily Express on 4th April 1916 :- KILLED IN ACTION. “Captain's Appreciation of Gallant Nottingham Soldier. “The photograph reproduced is that of a well-known Nottingham soldier, Lance-Corporal T. C. Robinson, of the 14th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, who was killed in France on March 13th. “Before joining the Fusiliers, Lance-Corporal Robinson resided with his mother in Forster-street. “The bereaved parent has received the following sympathetic letter from Captain A. M. Black, the officer commanding the company to which the deceased belonged: – “With the greatest regret I have to inform you of the death of your son Lance-Corporal T. C. Robinson; he was shot while working up in the front line trenches with the company doing some very important work. He will be very much missed by all the officers and men. He was a very hard worker and a thoroughly nice fellow. “On behalf of all the officers and men of the company, I write to express my deepest sympathy with you at the loss you have sustained. He was buried here on Tuesday. I have no doubt that before long you will receive a photo of his grave.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Taken from Nottingham Post dated 26th April 1916.
Photo provided by John Beech
    Pte Robinson - Taken from Nottingham Post dated 26th April 1916. Photo provided by John Beech