At 5.30am this day 96 years ago – George Collis Robinson passes away in the 2nd Canadian Clearing Station, Belgium he is 21 years of age, a lad from Badger Corner, Flinders Island, Tasmania.
George is buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery near where he died a few kilometres from Poperinge. George is my Great Uncle, the youngest brother of my Grandfather Horace.
Emily, James and family devastated and the impact on their health is obvious in Em’s letters to the AIF and again 1922 after the death of beloved Edie.
Emily and James notice of thanks in the Examiner December 1917………Holt not Robinson as no one would have known who George Robinson was, as only used for official documents.
1918 – Memorial notices first anniversary of George’s death…..again Holt.
Mary Holt (Nee Ackerman) – wife of George’s uncle Johnny memorial notice.
We are planning a family memorial service at Georges grave on the 100th anniversary of his death, and invite all members of the Robinson, Holt clan to join us. The idea started ANZAC day 2011 after reading the circumstances in which George was injured and the full extent of his injuries and his bravery – we decided we would plan this trip to remember George on behalf of Grandfather Horace, his parents and siblings. This will be our way of keeping his memory alive.
The Australian War Graves Commission has granted permission for this to happen on 27 October. Four years seems a long way off – however gives plenty of time to save up. To contact me you can leave a comment which will be private in the first instance and not published if requested.
In relation of George Collis Robinson I have a document from from his Enlistment into the AIF showing that he is a Robinson joining on that date 21/7/1916 as on http://www.naa.gov.au/ where I got copies of official war service documents from there If you want the real truth !
George Collis Robinson was my great uncle who died in combat WW1 wondering about his medals Great Niece Denise Robinson hope someone knows about his medals he won who has got them?
No one knows what happened to the medals, maybe they will turn up somewhere down the track. You can order replicas at a cost if that helps, something I may do as well.