Private 2754, 7th Dragoon Guards (Princess Royal’s). Also D/2754, Dragoon Guards. Enlisted Canterbury. Died of Wounds 12th August 1918 aged about 32. Buried in Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery .
VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from other burial grounds in the area and from the battlefields.
Son of George (died 1907) and Harriet Robinson. Born in Tonbridge according to ‘Soldiers died in the Great War’ CD, but Rye, Sussex in the 1901 census were he is shown as being 14 years of age and working as an apprentice cabinet maker. The census records a family with five sons and a daughter, the youngest being five. FreeBMD.org records the birth of a Charles Robinson as being registered at Rye between July and September of 1886, this corresponds to his age when he was killed. The 1918 Absent Voters Register records both his army details and his home address of 12 Powdermills, Leigh.
Remembered on the Leigh and Hildenborough War Memorial.
Last Updated 30 October 2007