Richard Major Robinson

Census Address: 1 Bentley Street
Place of Birth: Scarborough
Date of Birth: 1897
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Place of Death: Netley, Southampton
Date Died: 2nd June 1915
Zion House,1 Bentley Street, Stamford

Richard Major Robinson was born in Scarborough in July 1897. His father Richard Luther Robinson was born in Stamford and became a hotel manager. His mother was born in Hunmanby and they lived at 21 Nelson Street,  Middlesborough in 1901.

Richard came to live with his grandparents in Stamford – Richard Luther Robinson senior , who was the manager of a drapery store and his wife Sarah Naomi lived at Zion House, Bentley Street, so most of his education was in Stamford. He worked as an apprentice for Mr Dickenson , chemist of St Mary’s Street.

In August 1914 he enlisted with the 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment and in May 1915 he was severely wounded in action, struck in the head by a sniper’s bullet..

Writing from Belgium Lieutenant C. S. Gray said –

R.M.Robinson was wounded in the head by rifle fire about 7pm on the 12th May during an attack on our trenches by the enemy. He received immediate treatment by the R.A.M.C ….. Private Robinson is comfortably situated in Ward 6, 13th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne , where he is making a slow recovery.

Richard was brought back to Netley – a large military hospital, near Southampton, but he died on June 2nd with his family near him. His parents were living at Patrington,near Hull and he was returned there for burial . This was his 18th birthday.