Robinson, Kenneth

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Kenneth Robinson

Lieutenant, Royal Army Medical Corps, attached 12th Manchester Regiment
Killed in action, 25 September 1915, aged 31
Buried at Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, Belgium

CWGC registered (Son of James Robinson, MD, and Jane Drennan Robinson, of Ivonhurst, The Firs, Bowdon, Cheshire. MB [London]. Native of Dunscar, Bolton, Lancs)

Kenneth Robinson, the son of James Robinson and Jane Drennan Robinson (née Gunn) was born at Dunscar near Bolton on 9 October 1883. James Robinson was a medical practitioner at Dunscar. Kenneth was educated at Bolton Church Institute and Wellingborough School. He studied medicine at Manchester University from 1900 and obtained his MB (London) in 1907. On graduation, he joined his father’s practice but moved to Llandudno where he was a partner to Dr William Nichol. His address was “Ordavia”, Abbey Road.

In January 1915, Kenneth Robinson volunteered to join the Royal Army Medical Corps. He received a commission in March 1915 and some rudimentary training at Torquay with the 53rd Field Ambulance. The 53rd Field Ambulance was part of the 17th Northern Division, disembarking in France on 14 July 1915. Shortly after, Kenneth Robinson was attached to the 12th (Service) Battalion of the Manchester Regiment.

Lieutenant Kenneth Robinson was killed in action on 25 September 1915 aged 31 whilst proceeding from the relative shelter of the headquarters’ dugout to dress the wounds of an injured soldier. A contemporary newspaper report of the time states that a bullet entered his back and penetrated a lung. The war diary of the 12th Manchester’s does not mention any casualties for that day. Kenneth Robinson was buried at Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, about three miles south-west of Ypres.

Known memorials:

  • Llandudno Roll of Honour (as Captain)
  • Llandudno War Memorial
  • Memorial Chapel, Holy Trinity Church, Llandudno
  • Bolton Church Institute War Memorial
  • Wellingborough School Roll of Honour
  • Dunscar War Memorial

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