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Huthwaite Nottinghamshire
Leonard was born in 1898 at Huthwaite and was the son of Christopher a bricklayer and Ada Robinson née Marshall. His father CHristopher was born 1861 in Nottingham and his mother Ada was born in 1869 in Huthwaite, they married in March 1889 in the Mansfield Registration district and went on to have 8 children , their children were :- Alma b1891, George b1893, Sarah b1894, Alice b1896, Leonard b1898, Arthur b1901, Sidney b1904 and Ernest b1907 , all the children were born in Huthwaite. In the 1911 census they were living at Swan Yard Huthwaite, and were shown as Christopher head of the family 50 yrs a bricklayer, living with his wife Ada 42 yrs , and their children Alma 20 yrs a colliery banksman, George Wm 18 yrs a colliery banksman , Leonard 13 yrs, Arthur 10 yrs, Sidney 7 yrs and Ernest 4 yrs,
Worked at the New Hucknall Colliery.
19 Oct 1918
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11th Bn Essex Regiment
Leonard enlisted in Nottingham and served with the service number 54888 in the North Staffordshire Regiment , he was later transferred into the 11th Essex Regiment. On 17th October 1918 he was shot and badly wounded whilst in action and taken to the casualty clearing station, however he died from these wounds on 19th October 1918. He was buried at Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy, France.
Notts Free Press - PRIVATE L. ROBINSON, HUTHWAITE Official news has been received of the death of Private Leonard Robinson, 10, Swan Yard, Huthwaite. He was 20 years of age, and had been out in France only just over three weeks. He was wounded on October 17th and died on the 19th at the 47th Casualty Clearing Station. He formerly worked at New Hucknall Colliery. The following letter has been received:- “I am very sorry to inform you of the death of your dear son, Pte. L. Robinson, 50083, 11th Essex. He, was admitted on the 17th badly wounded in the back, the bullet penetrating the bowel. Everything that was possible was done to try and save him, but he gradually became weaker and died at 7 p.m. on the 19th. He was conscious but was weak. He did not speak much or leave any message. It is one consolation for you to know that he was brought to hospital, where he had every comfort and his last hours made easier for him. All his personal belongings will be forwarded to you through the War Office. Accept my deepest sympathy at this time in your sad bereavement.”
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