A GROUP PHOTOGRAPH - Before, Now & In-Between
A GROUP PHOTOGRAPH - Before, Now & In-Between

Thomas Gerald ROBINSON

Ancestral surnames: 

  • Robinson, Allen, Bullock, Aspden (by marriage: Idiens, Westwood)
  • see his family tree drawing via www.groupphoto.co.uk/extra Row 3

 

Education: 

  • Dulwich College
  • A German school (he was sent on his own on a train to Germany and was not allowed to speak English after the first 3 weeks - unsurprisingly he became a fluent German speaker).

 

Decorations & Campaign Medals:

  • Military Cross (MC) (1st January 1917 – awarded in New Year Honours, no citation)

 

  • French Croix de Guerre (First World War, date unknown)
  • 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
  • Second World War awards unknown (probably Defence Medal 1939-45, War Medal 1939-45)

 

Memorials: 

  • None (funeral at the Downs Crematorium, Brighton, Sussex, England, with a military colour party (though no musketry) provided by the Guards Depot in Caterham. Cremated and his ashes scattered in I Section of their memorial grounds).

 

Pages in book (www.groupphoto.co.uk/the-book): 140-142

 

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