Born: 5th February 1878, Kirton, Suffolk.

Died: 1919, age: 42; Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Chatham; Occupation: Milk Boy; Date: 10th February 1893 – signed up for 12 years. Height: 5ft 2 1/2ins, fresh complexion, grey/blue eyes & brown hair. Two moles on left arm.

‘Impregnable’ – 10th February 1893. (training ship)

Rank: Chief Petty Officer; Service Number: 171760

Regiment: Royal Navy.

DemobilisedGranges – 31st May 1919.




1881   Splash Farm, Kirton, Suffolk.


Harold was 3 years old and living with his parents, siblings & cousin.

Samuel Robinson, 34, a Farm Baliff, born Martlesham, Suffolk.

Emma Robinson (nee Brown), 27, born Bucklesham, Suffolk.

Griselda Elizabeth Robinson, 6, born Ipswich.

Octaria Katie Robinson, 5, born Kirton.

James Neal Robinson, 1, born Kirton.

Gertrude Emma Brown, 2 months, born Ipswich.


1901   Portsmouth Harbour, Hampshire.


Harold was 24 years old, a Petty Officer 2nd Class, on board ‘Vernon’ a First Class Torpedo School. Commanding Officer – Charles Grey Robinson.


1911   No. 2. Dock, Malta Dockyard, Mediterranean.


Harold was 33 years old, a Petty Officer on board ‘Ardent’ a Torpedo Boat Destroyer. Commanding Officer – Berwick Curtis.





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