Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Edgar Robinson

Photo of Edgar Robinson
House and time at Malvern: No 9, 1905 - 1909.

Regiment: North Lancashire Regt.
Died: 14 September 1914 aged 23 in France. Killed in action.
Battle: First Battle of the Aisne. Cemetery: La Ferte Sous Jouarre

Born: Jan 3rd 1891. Son of Samuel Robinson (Brewer) and Elizabeth Jane Robinson, Rydal House, Huyton, Liverpool.
Middle IV A—Army I. Ledbury Cap.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; Loyal North Lancashire Regt. 1910; Lieutenant 1913.
Great War, 1st Bn. The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

'The second of three brothers, who were all in No. 9, Edgar Robinson made a distinct mark, in a quiet way, during his School career, especially as a runner. He passed through Sandhurst, obtained a commission in the North Lancashire Regiment, and was promoted Lieutenant in 1913. His regiment formed part of the original Expeditionary Force, and on September 14th, 1914, he was posted Missing. In the absence of any further information, he is now presumed to have been killed.' (Malvernian, Dec 1919).

He is believed to have been killed at Gustrow.

The Unit War Diary gives a detailed description of the Battle of the Aisne with 14 officers and 400 men lost.

Service record:WO 339/7743
Unit War Diary:WO 95/1270/1