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Images donated by Don, Brian and Pat Robinson 

Born: 1894, St Helen’s, Ipswich.

Died: 7th November 1918; age 24; Died of Wounds – Gas, in hospital at Etaples. He was acting as a stretcher bearer at the time of his death.

Residence: 13, Lancaster Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Butcher’s Assistant in his father’s business.alexander-bismark-robinson-2

Enlisted: in the East Anglian Field Ambulance, R.A.M.C.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 207424

Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment, 2nd/8th Battalion.

Formerly 206030, Devonshire Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & Territorial Force War Medal.


Grave Reference:


Etaples Military Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,


Relatives Notified & Address: Son of H.A.&M.M. Robinson, of St. Helen’s, Ipswich.




1901   50, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich.


Alexander was 7 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Henry Alfred Thomas Robinson, 33, a Pork Butcher & Bacon Factor – at home, born Sheerness, Kent.

Margaret Martha Robinson (nee Hailes), born Sternfield, Suffolk.

Percy Wilfred Robinson, 4, born Ipswich.


1911   31, Oxford Road, Ipswich.


Alexander was 17 years old, an Assistant to his father. He was living with his parents & brother.

Henry, 43, a Ham & Bacon Factor – Shop – employer.

Margaret, 44.

Percy, 14.


Soldiers’ Effects to Margaret M. Robinson – mother.


Henry Robinson’s business included prime home-cured Suffolk hams, cooked free of charge, and bacon, lard, sausages, tongue, brawn, potted ham and beef. In 1905, the pork came from 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners at the Ipswich Show.







Brian and Pat Robinson:

A Memorial Embroidery, made we believe by the husband of my auntie Mabel, Bert, who was the ‘girlfriend’ of Alex Bismark. As Alex never returned home she married Bert who we believe was her second choice. We believe he made it as a tribute to Alex.”


The 7th of November 2018 the family visited his grave 100 hundred year following his passing.

Worcestershire Regiment, 2nd/8th Battalion


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