Harrogate Herald - 17th November 1915
Private George A Robinson writes :
November 6th, 1915
Dear Mr Breare, With the arrival of the post tonight
and the subsequent opening of the Harrogate Herald, I received one
of the saddest blows of my life in reading the announcement of the
sudden death of your brother-in-law and my most esteemed employer
(late). Throughout the eight years I was in his employ I always
found him to be of a most cheerful and warm-hearted nature, which
made a great impression on myself and caused me to have a sincere
respect for him, as was the case with many people who had become
acquainted with him. Never once did I pass his gentlemanly figure
but what there were a cheery "Good-morning" and kindly nod
forthcoming from him. He was beloved by his employees, who were
numerous, and recognised as a thorough businessman everywhere. His
untiring efforts were the means of helping many deserving
institutions, sport taking a prominent place. His latest, and I
should say, his greatest deed in that respect, in which he achieved
so great a remit, was the "Tobacco Fund", which proved to
be a "grand final" to a life devoted entirely to helping
any, deserving local movement. Through his efforts hundreds, nay
thousands of soldiers, have been able to derive hours of enjoyment
from the "smokes" which he was instrumental in providing
for them whilst following their duties in the trenches. Proof of
this can be found in the numerous letters received from the "Tommies"
at the Front. It has been "my lot" to be amongst those
boys, so I can speak withy some assurance on the matter. Harrogate
has been deprived of a great personality, and a thorough sportsman
in every sense. I shall Miss his familiar figure when I am in civil
employment again; but his name will be held in great respect by
myself in times to come. In conclusion, I again offer you my deepest
sympathy in your sad bereavement.
Harrogate Herald - 29th December 1915
W H Breare letter
To return to Dent. Mr Broughton's son, of the
market, he met when he first arrived, and had a jolly talk with him.
He had seen "Billy" Bell, who was as happy as ever. Councillor
Robinson's sons, George Robinson and Ernest Robinson,
are in Dent's column. Likewise Sergeant Cobbler, of Tower Street.
"Major" wishes to be remembered to all the Harrogate boys.
Harrogate Herald - 17th October 1917
Roll of Honour
Private George Slack, MGC, of 10 Nydd Vale Terrace,
Harrogate, was wounded in the right knee on October 4th. He was
removed to the 3rd Canadian Hospital in France and then to Glasgow.
He is the brother-in-law of George Robinson, who before
enlisting was employed at R Ackrill's process block department.
Slack joined the Army a year last May and went to France on the 4th
Harrogate Herald - 5th December 1917
W H Breare letter
George Robinson, of our staff, has been home
on leave. He is still in this country, after his wounds, and is a
bomb instructor, doing useful work. He has grown stouter and looks
Harrogate Herald - 9th January 1918
Private F W Robinson had his Xmas dinner in
style, dining in a mansion in Italy off pork, vegetables, pudding,
oranges, apples, nuts, and beer. His brother George Robinson,
who before enlisting was employed in the process room of this firm,
had also a "real good Xmas" in Staffordshire.
Harrogate Herald - 17th April 1918
W H Breare letter
George Robinson, who was formerly employed in
our process department, looked in today whilst on his final leave
prior to a second spell in the line. He is the son of Mr and Mrs
F Robinson, of Strawberrydale, and has a brother fighting with
the British Forces in Italy. George has had a pretty rough time of
it, having joined up soon after the war started. He has been in a
camp for a convalescent period. I never remember to seen him looking
better than he did today. Good luck to him.
Harrogate Herald – 15th January 1919
Sergeant G Robinson writes :
A few days ago I received the PO gift, which the
firm have kindly sent to me each year. Will you please convey my
warmest thanks for same? I am sure it is very thoughtful and
considerate of them.
Harrogate Herald – 4th February 1920
On New Year's Day, at 142 Murree Road, Rawalpindi, India, the
wife of Staff Sergeant George Robinson, IML (of Valley Mount,
Harrogate), of a daughter.