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35237 Private John Robinson

1/4th Battalion 

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.   

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