Born: 1891, Ipswich.

Died: 22nd January 1916; age 25; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: December 1908.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th January 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 7840

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Spoilbank Cemetery,









1901   14, Fairlight Street, Ipswich.


Herbert was 9 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Thomas Henry Robinson, 51, a Basket Maker; born Ipswich.

Mary Ann Robinson, 48; born Ipswich.

Elizabeth A. Robinson, 23, born London.


1911   Barrosa Barracks, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot, Surrey.

Herbert was 20 years old, a soldier, ranked Private for the 2nd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment.


Herbert’s mother, Mary Ann Robinson died 1902, Ipswich his father, Thomas Henry Robinson died 1910, Ipswich.


In 1915, at Ipswich, Herbert married, Doris Lilian Maud Westwood, a packer at a tobacco factory, born January 1897, Ipswich – daughter of William Charles Westwood, a railway guard and Agnes Westwood (nee Dade), of 6, Boar’s Head Lane, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Doris Liliam M. Robinson – widow.


Doris never re-married and died aged 96.

Herbert is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.



Mr. and Mrs W. Westwood, of 6, Boar’s Head Lane, may well claim to have a military family, as, in addition to four sons and a son-in-law serving, one of their daughters is in the W.A.A.C.’s. The names and service are as follows:- (1) Pte. William Westwood served 12 years with the R.F.A. and A.S.C.; died from burns in Mesopotamia on August 21st, 1918. (2) Pte. Albert Westwood served 10 years in Suffolk Regiment. He has been in hospital in Salonika since December 1917, suffering from frost-bitten feet. (3) Sapper Charles Westwood served eight years with the Suffolks and Royal Engineers; discharged last March after serving 3 years and 4 months in France. (4) Sergt. Frederick Westwood was called up at the outbreak of war; and has served 7 years with the Suffolks. He was wounded at Ypres, 1914, and again at Loos; now recovering from malaria fever in Salonika. (5) Pte. Eva Westwood joined the W.A.A.C. in 1917, being the first woman to volunteer in the Stoke district. (6) Pte. Herbert Robinson (son-in-law), who enlisted in December, 1908, in the Suffolks, was killed in action January, 1916.


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One Comment

  • Dear Sir, How nice to see my Family in these records my farther is no 4 Sgt Frederick Westwood I have a very old copy of this photo and to see my Grandad and Granmother its lovley I am doing my family tree and this will all help with my records,Thank you Mr Robinson!! it would nice to here from you.
    Phil Westwood


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