Gunner William Henry Robinson, 11th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery was killed in action on the 4th May 1917, aged 35.
Following his death his major wrote to his family describing how he met his end, stating that a shell striking and exploding in the gun pit, instantaneously killing all in the pit. He went on to say “We miss your son very very much and the sad happening cast quite a gloom over the battery. Your son was most popular amongst his comrades owing to his good living habits, his cheerful disposition at all times, and he won the admiration of his officers for his conscientious methods, and untiring devotion to duty”.
He is buried and remembered in H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Main, France.
Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorials at St Andrew's Church, Catford.
He was the eldest son of Joseph and Sophia Robinson of 167 Glenfarg Road, Catford and brother to Leonard Robinson.
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