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Lindsay King Robinson (1888–1947)

Lindsay King Robinson enlisted, c 1915 photographer unknown

Lindsay King Robinson enlisted, c 1915 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

LINDSAY KING ROBINSON was born on 2nd August, 1888, at Burrowa, New South Wales, the son of Mr. Charles Cecil Robinson (formerly Manager of the Bank of New South Wales, Newtown, who retired after fifty years in the Bank’s service) and Mrs. Alice Constance Robinson. He was educated at St. John’s School, Burrowa, and Fort Street High School, Sydney. He joined the Bank’s service on 1st September, 1907, at Yass; was transferred to Cowra in December, 1909; to Suva, Fiji, in June, 1910; to Lautoka, in March, 1911; and while there was appointed teller on 1 st January, 1914.

Lindsay King Robinson enlisted on 25th July, 1915, in the Inns of Court Officers’ Training Corps, London, and in the following November received a commission in the 5th York and Lancaster Regiment, gaining promotion to lieutenant in August, 1916. He fought on the Somme from July to November, 1916, and was gassed at Nieuport in July, 1917. After recovery he joined the 2nd Life Guards; was in action in France and took part in the victorious advance from August, 1918, to the signing of the Armistice. Three of Lieutenant Lindsay Robinson’s brothers also enlisted, and a sister, Miss E. Robinson, joined the Red Cross Service and was stationed in France.

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  • death notice, Sydney Morning Herald, 13 December 1947, p 36

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'Robinson, Lindsay King (1888–1947)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/robinson-lindsay-king-23279/text32456, accessed 20 May 2024.

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Lindsay King Robinson enlisted, c 1915 photographer unknown

Lindsay King Robinson enlisted, c 1915 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

Life Summary [details]

Birth

2 August, 1888
Burrowa, New South Wales, Australia

Death

12 December, 1947 (aged 59)
Cremorne, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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