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Private Samuel C. Robinson

 

 

Samuel C. Robinson was born on 10 August 1887 at Lisnamentry, Seagoe, Portadown, County Armagh, son of farmer William Robinson and his wife Jane (nee Johnston).

In 1901 he was working as an assistant to draper John Douglas in Wexford Street, Dublin. By 1911 he was living at home again, working as a boot buyer.

He enlisted in the North Irish Horse at Portadown in April or May 1913 (No.850).

On 1 May 1915 he embarked for France with D Squadron of the North Irish Horse. In May 1916 the squadron joined with A and E Squadrons to become the 1st North Irish Horse Regiment.

On 9 August 1917 while the regiment was in billets near the village of Watou in the Ypres front, Robinson died as a result of a self-inflicted wound (though reports in newspapers at home stated he was killed in action).

Private Robinson was buried at Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, grave IV.B.23. His gravestone inscription reads:

850 PRIVATE
S. ROBINSON
NORTH IRISH HORSE
9TH AUGUST 1917

 

 

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