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840   Sergeant Henry (Harry) Robinson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (British Army)
Died: 12/07/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 28
Summary      
Henry Robinson was the son of Henry William and Martha Robinson (nee McLoughlin). Henry was born about 1887 in Co Tyrone. The 1901 census shows Henry as 14 years old and still at school. Henry’s family had a grocer’s and newsagent’s shop in Caledon. Henry and the family are living at house 52 in Main St, Caledon, Tyrone. The CWGC records Henry as the husband of Rachel Ellen Robinson (nee Cochrane), of 12 Walmer Terrace, Ibrox, Glasgow. Sergeant Henry Robinson was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) when he died at Gallipoli on 12th July 1915. He was aged 28.
Further Information
Henry Robinson was the son of Henry William and Martha Robinson (nee McLoughlin). Henry was born about 1887 in Caledon, Co Tyrone.
The 1901 census shows Henry as 14 years old and still at school. Henry's family had a grocer's and newsagent's shop in Caledon. Henry and the family are living at house 52 in Main St, Caledon, Tyrone.
Family: Henry William Robinson, Martha Robinson, John Robinson (born about 1881), Elizabeth Robinson (born about 1883), Mary Robinson (born about 1885), Henry Robinson (born about 1887), Martha Jane Robinson (born about 1895), Alexander James Robinson (born about 1903).
Henry 'Harry' Robinson entered the Customs & Excise in 1905 and was stationed in Liverpool for a time. While there he became a member of the Liverpool Scottish.
Harry was transferred to Glasgow in 1907, and in 1909 became a member of the 7th Scottish Rifles. Henry Robinson was an enthusiastic Territorial, and attained the rank of sergeant in 1912.
Harry married Rachel Ellen Robinson (nee Cochrane), in 1913.
Sergeant Henry Robinson went to the front with his regiment on May 1915.
Sergeant Henry Robinson was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) when he died at Gallipoli on 12th July 1915. He was aged 28.
During the Gallipoli campaign, the Allied force at Helles pushed forward once more on 4 June, but again to little effect. A further attack between 28 June and 5 July at Gully Ravine inflicted heavy casualties on the Turks, but despite local gains - at one point the line was pushed forward more than a kilometre - there was no breakthrough. By 13 July the advance at Helles was effectively over and the position remained unchanged until the evacuation in January 1916.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 12 August 1915:
Official information has been received of the death from wounds received in action at the Dardanelles of Sergeant Harry Robinson 1st-7th Scottish Rifles. Sergeant Robinson, who was born in Caledon twenty eight years ago, was well-known in Glasgow and district, being in civil life an officer of Customs and Excise. He entered the Customs ten years ago, and was stationed in Liverpool for a time. While there he became a member of the Liverpool Scottish. He was transferred to Glasgow in 1907, and in 1909 became a member of the 7th Scottish Rifles. He was an enthusiastic Territorial, and attained the rank of sergeant in 1912. the deceased went to the front with his regiment on May. He was married two years ago and leaves a widow and son.
The CWGC records Henry as the son of Henry William and Martha Robinson (nee McLoughlin), of Caledon, Co. Tyrone and the husband of Rachel Ellen Robinson (nee Cochrane), of 12, Walmer Terrace, Ibrox, Glasgow.
Sergeant Henry Robinson was survived by his widow and a son.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Main St, Caledon Caledon Census listing in Main St, Caledon 54.352004 -6.838088
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1 1901 Census lists Robinson family Lists Henry as age 14 living at house 52 in Main St, Caledon, Tyrone
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory Robinson, Henry, grocer and newsagent
3 1911 Census lists Robinson family Does not list Henry as living at house 50 in Main St, Caledon, Tyrone
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Henry Robinson's headstone can be purchased here.
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