14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
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.