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Lance Corporal Randell E Robinson

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 14th April 1915

Driver R E Robinson, whose photo appears in our picture page, has been at the Front sine the commencement of the war, and Lance Corporal O W Robinson is now stationed at Matlock. He has just been promoted to Lance Corporal.

 

Harrogate Herald - 14th April 1915

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Driver R E Robinson, Army Service Corps

 

Harrogate Herald - 22nd December 1915

"Four Stickers" say : 

I am just taking the liberty of thanking you very much for paper, which you are so good in sending to us boys. You don't know how it cheers us up to read news of the "old town". It is a grand thing to see the photo page and to see how Harrogate is nobly sending her boys to do their duty as a soldier and a man, and when all is over and we are spared we shall be able to look anybody in the face and say, "Well, I did my bit in the Great War". I hope all young men medically fit will be able to say it. The weather out here is bitterly cold, but we are sticking it with a good heart. I think it will tell on some of us boys that stuck it last winter. There are four Harrogate boys here along with myself that have stuck from the beginning, but have had near ones; but we are alive today to tell the tale. We four Harrogate boys all send you our deepest sympathy in losing Mr Ackrill. I was real pleased when I had the pleasure of thanking you personally for the paper when I was on leave. Well, I must stop, and I am just going to have a "tuck in", having just received a parcel. So the "Four Stickers" will wish you and the staff a happy Xmas and a bright New Year. Yours sincerely :

Driver R E Robinson, Driver Meyers, Driver Oddy, Driver Wilkinson

 

Harrogate Herald - 16th January 1918

W H Breare letter

I have received the names of more local men who were at Mons. Bombardier F Cooper, Royal Field Artillery, of 142a King's Road, went out in August, 1914, with the Regular Army, and was in France until wounded at the early part of last year, and is now at North Wareham. R H Oram was the only Harrogate lad with the Scottish Rifles at Mons. Sergeant A Burrows, son of Mr S Burrows, Plompton, Knaresborough, was with the Army Service Corps that arrived in Belgium on August 10th, 1914. He was there and in France for three years and four months, and is now in Italy. Naval Air Mechanic J H Graves, son of Mr and Mrs H H Graves, of Fewston, was acting as driver for the Army Service Corps at Mons, and is entitled to the medal. Corporal S S Coop (Lancers), son of Mrs Coop, 21 North Lodge Avenue, New Park, Harrogate, is another local soldier that fought at Mons. The first Harrogate man to win the DCM, Private J A B Bennett (who, by the way, is now full corporal in a cavalry bride), and Sergeant Kay, who were formerly with the 20th Hussars and 6th Dragoon Guards respectively, are both Mons men. Lance Corporal Randall E Robinson, who has had four birthdays at the Front, and whose parents reside at Westcliffe Terrace, is another. He has been right through the war and wounded once.

 

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