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Richmond Fothergill Robinson

Male 1879 - 1915  (36 years)



  • Name Richmond Fothergill Robinson  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 25 Apr 1879  22 Cambridge Square, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    • On the 25th inst., at 22, Cambridge-square, the wife of W. F. Robinson, Esq., Q.C., of a son. [Morning Post]
    Baptism 27 May 1879  All Saints, Margaret St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Richmond Fothergill Robinson (1879-1915)
    Richmond Fothergill Robinson (1879-1915)
    Baptism register
    Residence Apr 1881  22 Cambridge Square, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Residence Apr 1891  2 Danesbury Villas, St Boniface Rd, Ventnor Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Education bef 1898  Eton College Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Residence Mar 1901  18 Airlie Gardens, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Marriage 16 Nov 1901  St George, Hanover Square, Mayfair Find all individuals with events at this location   [9, 10
    Mabel Gertrude Singleton,   b. Jan 1881, Lincoln Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigration 1902  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Occupation Jun 1903  Fruit Grower  [9
    Residence Jun 1903  Richmond Fruit Farm, Louth, ON Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    Occupation Jun 1911  Fruit farmer  [5
    Residence Jun 1911  146 Vine St, St Catharines, ON Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Military Service 1914 - 1915  2nd Lieut, 7th Batt., Kings Royal Rifle Corps  [11
    Death 30 Jul 1915  Hooge, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Killed in action  [12
    • Fallen Officers: Second Lieutenant Richmond Fothergill Robinson, 7th King's Royal Rifle Corps, killed in Flanders on July 30, was the younger son of the late William Fothergill Robinson, PC, Vice-Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Mr Robinson, who was married, was 36 years old. [The Times, 07 Aug 1915]
    • German retaliation came on 30th July 1915. The Hooge sector was being held by 41st Brigade of 14th Division, which had taken over the area only a week before. The 8th Rifle Brigade held the near crater lip, with the 7th KRRC on their right, across the road. These battalions had relieved the others of the Brigade during the night. At 3.15am, with dramatic suddenness, the ruins of the Stables were blown up, and jets of flame shot across from the German trenches. This was the first time in warfare that liquid fire flamethrowers had been used by the Germans against the British. Immediately a deluge of fire of all kinds fell on the Brigade, and on all support positions back to Zouave Wood and Sanctuary Wood. The ramparts of Ypres and the exits from the town were also shelled. The Germans achieved complete surprise, but although the British front lines were evacuated, they did not follow beyond them. There was intensive hand to hand fighting in some trenches; eventually virtually all of the positions held by the Brigade were lost. The 42nd Brigade on the left was not attacked, and the left Battalion of the 46th Division on the right held on. Division rushed up reinforcements, and a new line along the edge of the woods was formed. At 11.30am, orders were issued for a counterattack by the 41st and 42nd Brigades. A feeble 45 minute bombardment preceded this. The 41st Division attack at 2.45pm, by the 6th DCLI, failed, with no man approaching closer than 150 yards the new German positions; the 9th KRRC of the 42nd fared better and recovered some of the lost lines. The 43rd Brigade relieved the badly-hit 41st during the late afternoon and evening. During the night, another flamethrower attack was repulsed, but further efforts by the 14th Division on the 31st came to nothing against heavy German shellfire. [Ramsdale Family Register accessed 08 Aug 2010]
    Burial 30 Jul 1915  No known grave Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    • Robinson, Richmond Fothergill, Second Lieutenant, King's Royal Rifle Corps, 7th Bn., age 35, died 30/07/1915. Son of Vice-Chancellor W. Fothergill Robinson; husband of Mrs. M. G. Robinson, of 87, King St., St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Memorial Reference: Panel 51 and 53, Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. [CWGC]
    Probate 15 Oct 1917  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 398 2s. 10d.  [13
    • Robinson Richmond Fothergill of the city of St. Catherine's Ontario Canada 2nd lieutenant 7th battalion K.R.R. died 31 July 1915 in Flanders on active service Administration (limited) London 3 February [1916] to Arthur Jex Davey gentleman attorney of Mabel Gertrude Robinson widow. Effects 398 2s. 10d. [NPC 1916]
    • Robinson Richmond Fothergill of St. Catherine's Lincoln County Ontario Canada died 31 Jul 1915 in Flanders Administration (limited) London 15 October [1917] to Hugh Abbot gentleman and Evelyn Fothergill Abbot (wife of the said Hugh Abbot) the attorneys of Mabel Gertrude Robinson widow Effects 867 12s. Former grant P.R. 3 February 1916 (cessate). [NPC 1917]
    Notes 
    • Passengers on Atlantic Transport Line "Minnehaha" arr London 02 Nov 1907 ex New York: Robinson: Richmond F, Mabel G, Mary Evelyn (child), George (child), Richmond (infant)
    Person ID I2609  Tatham | Richmond branch | Descendant
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2012 

    Father William Fothergill Robinson,   b. 12 Sep 1833, Liverpool Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jul 1895, Queen's Hotel, Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Julia Richmond,   b. 30 Sep 1839, 16 Beaumont St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jun 1906, 18 Airlie Gardens, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Marriage 01 Apr 1869  St Marylebone, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [14, 15
    • On the 1st April, at St. Marylebone Parish Church, by the Rev. W. Upton Richards, M.A., William Fothergill Robinson, eldest son of W. Fothergill Robinson, of Holmfield, Liverpool, Esq., to Julia, second daughter of Geo. Richmond, Esq., R.A. [The Times]
    Family ID F0254  Family Group Sheet

    Family Mabel Gertrude Singleton,   b. Jan 1881, Lincoln Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 16 Nov 1901  St George, Hanover Square, Mayfair Find all individuals with events at this location   [9, 10
    Children 
     1. Mary Evelyn Fothergill Robinson,   b. 1903
     2. George Fothergill Robinson,   b. 24 Jun 1903, Richmond Fruit Farm, Louth, ON Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Richmond Fothergill Robinson,   b. 20 Mar 1907, Richmond Fruit Farm, Louth, ON Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt May 1970, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. Christopher Fothergill Robinson,   b. 01 Dec 1909, 146 Vine St, St Catharines, ON Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Nov 1942, Newton Abbot Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     5. Living
    Last Modified 06 Sep 2010 
    Family ID F1092  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 25 Apr 1879 - 22 Cambridge Square, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 27 May 1879 - All Saints, Margaret St, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - 22 Cambridge Square, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - 2 Danesbury Villas, St Boniface Rd, Ventnor Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - bef 1898 - Eton College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - 18 Airlie Gardens, Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 16 Nov 1901 - St George, Hanover Square, Mayfair Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 16 Nov 1901 - St George, Hanover Square, Mayfair Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1902 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 1903 - Richmond Fruit Farm, Louth, ON Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 1911 - 146 Vine St, St Catharines, ON Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Killed in action - 30 Jul 1915 - Hooge, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 398 2s. 10d. - 15 Oct 1917 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Kensington, 2Q1879.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 1

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 11

    4. [S11] Newspaper, Morning Post, 28 Apr 1879.
      birth notice

    5. [S01] Census, Canada, 1911.
      b England Apr 1879

    6. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, All Saints, Marylebone, 27 May 1879.

    7. [S07] Other Sources, Wakefield Family History Society.

    8. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.

    9. [S45] Civil Registration, birth reg St Catherine's, Lincoln, ON, 24 Nov 1911.
      George Fothergill Robinson

    10. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg SGHS, 4Q1901.

    11. [S34] Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    12. [S05] The Times, death notice, 07 Aug 1915.

    13. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    14. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Marylebone, 2Q1869.

    15. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 10 Apr 1869.