35237 Private John Robinson
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th March 1918
Born in New Frodingham, Lincolnshire in 1893.
His parents were John Robinson(born in 1868) and Millicent Amelia Stocks Hilton(05/09/1865-1947). They were married in 1892.
John had 4 brothers, James Arthur(15/08/1897-30/10/1985), Leonard(28/02/1990-1968), Walter Edward(27/11/1902-02/11/1990) and Frederick William(23/11/1905-2000).
He also had 2 sisters, Lilly Ellen(20/02/1895-1977) and Phyllis Amelia(20/08/1908-06/10/1994).
In the 1901 census, the family were recorded as living at 7 Railway Row, New Frodingham,
Lincolnshire. John snr. was employed as a railway foot guard.
The 1911 census showed that the family were now living at 20 Queen Street, New Frodingham, Lincolnshire. John snr. was now working as a railway foreman shunter. John himself was employed as a printers assistant.
John enlisted in Lincoln as Private 4531 in the Durham Light Infantry, before at a later date being transferred to the 1/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He was killed in action on 09/03/1918.
He was awarded the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.
His mother was awarded a pension of 11/- a week from 24/09/1918.