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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times on 20th December 1918 following the death of Joseph Edward Robinson
Person Details
03 Nov 1897
Grasby,Lincolnshire
John Stephen Robinson and Jane Lawrence married in 1889 registered at Caistor, Lincolnshire. Two years later they were living at 30 Abbey Walk, Grimsby where John worked as a maltster. Over their married life they had six children but only two survived, daughter Jessie born in 1896 and son Joseph Edward born in the following year. Both were born in Grasby, Lincolnshire. By 1901 the family were living at Lincoln Street, Tuxford, where John was working as a self employed general carrier & carter. Ten years later, Jessie, at the age of 14 was a domestic servant to the Robert Curson household (a primitive Methodist minister)and family of 6 in Retford, whilst Joseph, age 13 was attending school.
He was employed by Messers Marshall and Son , Retford , grocers He was later employed at the Retford Co-operative Store.
05 Nov 1918
21
330428 - CWGC Website
41150
Private
13th Bn Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Joseph enlisted at Retford on 6th September 1916, and was living at Tuxford. He originally served with service number 46318 in the Royal Scots Fusiliers but later transferred to the 13th battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) . He was taken a prisoner of war by the Germans, he had a fractured thigh and while in hospital at Wessel Hospital in Germany , he died of dysentery on 5th November 1918 age 21 .He is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany grave reference XI. F. 7
Pte J E Robinson Retford Times 20th December 1918 Died in Germany Pte J. E. Robinson, Royal Scots, died in in Wessel Hospital, Germany, on November 5th , two days after his 21st birthday. he was the only son of Mr and Mrs J S Robinson , Station Street, Tuxford, and brother of Miss Robinson at Messrs Pickles Ltd, Carolgate, Retford. The sad news was forwarded to the bereaved parents by a friend of the deceased in the same hospital. The deceased was wounded on March 28th last and taken prisoner. He had a fractured thigh. About a fortnight before the letter was received announcing his death the deceased soldier had written to say that he was going on well. he was buried with military honours in the cemetery close to the hospital. he had twice previously been wounded in France. He joined up on September 6th 1916, and did his training at Chelmsford. he was last home on leave on Christmas day 1917. He was an old scholar of the Tuxford Council School, and was connected with the primitive Methodist Society. He learned his trade with Messrs Marshall and Son, grocers, Retford and afterwards employed by the Retford Co-operative Society.
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  • This photo was first published in the Retford Times on 20th December 1918 following the death of Joseph Edward Robinson
    John Edward Robinson - This photo was first published in the Retford Times on 20th December 1918 following the death of Joseph Edward Robinson