Bromley War Memorial

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Archibald Tyrrell Robinson

1873 - 11/05/1917
Archibald Tyrrell Robinson
Source: Cheltenham College Archive
CWGC Cemetery: Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston
Other Memorials: St Mary's Church, Bromley

Last known address in Bromley: Glencroft Lodge Road

Military information

Regiment/Service: East Surrey Regiment
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Number: Unknown
Awards: DSO, Croix de Guerre

Family information

Parents: Maj Gen Daniel George & Jane Amelia Robinson
Parents' occupation: Army
Siblings: George Henry, Edith Janey, Charles Taylor, Florence Mary (d), John Graham, Godfrey Walker, Norman Battye, Harold Arthur
Relatives on War Memorial: ROBINSON, D.G.M., ROBINSON, H.A.
Wife: Winifred Marjorie Appleyard
Marriage date: 03-10-1915
Children: None

Census information

Extra details

Archibald was the youngest of Major General Daniel George and Jane Amelia Robinson's nine children. His father had served in the army in India, where he married Jane, since 1845. He died at sea in 1877 when Archibald was 5 years old. His mother died in 1915. All Archibald's brothers had military careers.

He attended Cheltenham College from 1885 to 1890 and was a member of the rugby XV.

On 3rd October 1915 he was married to Winifred Marjorie Appleyard at the Church of St Mary Abbot, Kensington, by the Rev W Gowans, vicar of St Mary's Plaistow.

He enlisted in the East Surrey Regiment, with whom he served for 21 years. From February 1909 to August 1913 he was with the West African Frontier Force. In February 1915 he was seriously wounded at Ypres, and in April was promoted to Major. In June 1916 he was appointed to the command of a battalion of the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. For his command of a battalion on the Eastern Front he was awarded the D S O and the Croix de Guerre.

Archibald's brother Harold and nephew Daniel also died.

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