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Coagh - Those That Served
17-759   Lance Corporal William Robinson
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Dated added: 21/04/2019
Last updated: 17/06/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died:
 (Survived The War)
Age:
Summary
William Robinson was born in Manchester about 1877. No details of his life can be found prior to enlisting, except that he is recorded as being employed as a mason. He was living in Tamlaghtmore, Coagh when he enlisted. Lance Corporal William Robinson served initially with the Royal Irish Rifles. He had a troubled time and deserted in 1917. William Robinson was released from military prison on 1st November 1918. It seems he was sent to work in the sanitation department of a military establishment. Rifleman William Robinson later received both the British War and Victory Medals.
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1 Ancestry (subscription) William Robinson military documents (19 no)
2 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
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