Hugh Robinson 1887 – 1918


Lincolnshire Regimental Badge
Lincolnshire Regimental Badge

Brother of John Marsden Robinson who was killed 1 month after Hugh.
Born: 17th July 1887 Fairfield registered Chapel-en-le-Frith Vol 7b 773 J/A/S the son of Hugh & Hannah Robinson, the family  farmed 50 acres. Hugh started school on 13th April 1896, the address was 1 Rock Villas. As well as John Marsden Hugh had another 2 older brothers George & William with 1 sister Mary. Hugh’s father died before he was 1yr old.
1891 Census: Living with Mother a Widow @ Rock Villa’s, Fairfield Road (Mum  Hannah was a Lodging House-Keeper). The house was named Ivyleigh
1901 Census: Aged 13yrs living @ Ivyleigh, Fairfield Rd, occupation given as Boot ? his brother William was a Shoe makers apprentice.
1911 Census: Living @ 65 Fairfield Rd aged 23yrs with Mother.
Occupation: Window Cleaner.

65 Fairfield Road 2014, the home John left to go to War
65 Fairfield Road 2014, the home Hugh left to go to War

1916: 31st August Hugh enlisted into the Army, Hugh’s occupation was still as a Window Cleaner he was 28yrs 1mth old. Hugh was just under 5ft tall.

Hugh was initially posted to the Auxiliary Reserve Pte 37372 he was mobilised on the 19th October 1916. He was then re-posted to the Reserve until the 27th February 1917 when he was re-mobilized and posted to the 3rd Company Labour Corps Pte 24961.
On the 6th March 1917 Hugh was transferred to the 3rd Company, Labour Corps, landing on 24th March 1917 at Boulogne. On the 9th May 1917 Hugh was transferred again to the 42nd Company.

Memorial: Rocquigny-Equancourt, Road British Cemetery X.B.18.

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