John Robinson

Census Address: 14 Bath Row
Place of Birth: Stamford, Northants
Date of Birth: 1897
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14 Bath Row

John Robinson

George Robinson of Stamford Baron and Ellen Vanner (born in Walworth) married in 1882 and lived for some years in Lumby’s Terrace on Water Street. George was a labourer working at times in an ironstone quarry and for a mason. They had 12 children all born in Stamford but 5 died young. They moved to Bath Row sometime after 1902 when their youngest child was born. There were 5 rooms in the house.

The 1911 census was filled in by Joseph aged 21 years, the oldest son living at home. He was an ‘oil engine fitter’ working for an Agricultural Implement Works (probably ). George Henry the eldest son who was 28 years old (and had married in 1903), Charles aged 24 years and James aged 17 years were living elsewhere. The other children living with their parents were Mary aged 19 years, a domestic servant; Martha aged 9 years at school as well as John who was aged 14 years and working as an errand boy for a Grocer.

None of the military records for the brothers have been found but George Henry and Joseph both lived in Stamford after the War. Joseph married during the War and had 2 children in Stamford in the 1920s. George died in Stamford in 1964.

John was 19 at the end of 1915 so was most probably called up in 1916. He may well be the John Robinson who after the War married Dorothy E Waters in Stamford 1920 and had 3 sons and a daughter between 1921 and 1930. If so, he died in 1966

The J. Robinson listed on the town memorial and at St Martin’s Church was killed in action on 17th August 1917 and is most likely John’s brother James.