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Robert Robinson

Sergeant : 6th Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F.


Rank : Sergeant

Regiment : 6th Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

Service Number : 630

Joined Up: 19 August 1914

Death : Between 25/04/1915 and 30/04/1915

Buried : 25., Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey

Burnley Express 19 June 1915

BRIERCLIFFE COLONIAL KILLED
Mrs Robinson of Jubilee St Harle Syke has received sad news of the death of her son who was killled in the Dardanelles between April 27 and 29. He is described in a Melbourne paper, sent by his wife, as Sergeant Robert Robinson 6th Battalion Victoria.
Sergeant Robinson emigratd from Harle Syke to Australia four years ago. He is a reservist, age 32, and went through the Boer War.
He was called up at the outbreak of war and landed in Egypt with the Australia contingent. Here he accidentally met a younger brother, William, a territorial, age 19 from whom no news had been received for a month. Another brother, Jim, aged 25, is also serving, being stationed at Fleetwood. Mrs Robinson has also a grandson in the territorials and the husbands of two of her daughters are in the Army, one of whom is in the trenches and the sweetheart of a niece is a prisoner in Germany.

Burnley Express 23 June 1915

BRIERCLIFFE COLONIAL'S DEATH, News From Australia
On Saturday we published the news of the death, and also a portrait, of Sergt Robert Robinson, son of Mrs Robinson of 6 Jubilee St Harle Syke and who was killed in the Dardanelles between April 27 and 29. He was a sergenat in the 6th Battalion, Victoria contingent, of the Australian forces. Robinson emigrated to Australia four years ago. He had been through the Boer war and was about 32 years of age.
His widow is in Australia now and we have received fron Mr James E Green, formerly of Briercliffe, and brother-in-law to Sgt Robinson, a letter confirming the news we gave on Saturday. Mr Green writes:
"Dear sir, on behalf of my sister, Mrs R Robinson, late of Lane Head Burnley, I am sending you a few particulars regarding her husband who, according to particulars just received, was killed in action duringteh operations against the Turks in the Dardanelles.
Sergeant R R obinson left Melbourne in October with the 1st Australian Expeditionary Force. Arriving in Egypt they spent some months in training at Mena camp. While there he met his younger brother quite unexpectedly and each having travelled from opposite ends of the world they had a happy reunion. His brother Pte W Robinson was out from England with the East Lancashire Territorials. Sgt Robinson must have met his death during the early stages of the arrival at the Dardanelles. Before leaving England for Australia Mr Robinson was employed as a weaver at the Mssrs Altham's mill, Briercliffe. He had also been a memeber of the Burnley Territorials. He leaves a wife and two children aged 6 qnd 8 years respectively. Mr Robinson left Briercliffe for Australia in August 1911, his wife and children joining him the following year. Previous to the war he had done exceediningly well in the fibrous plaster trade in Melbourne."

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