The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Sergeant A F Robinson


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Serjeant Albert Francis ROBINSON, 8759, 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment.

AWARDS: MM, DCM.


1st Battalion War Diary.

No.8759. Sergt Albert Francis Robinson - When acting as Signalling Sergeant during an attack carried out by the Battalion at night over unknown ground in May 1915, was the only person in the Battalion who had previuosly been over the ground in daylight, when laying telephone lines. He volunteered to go forward and get in touch with the companies which had lost direction in the darkness. He twice went forward under heavy shell and rifle fire, got in touch with companies and brought valuable information as to the situation back to Battalion Headquarters. 

London Gazette 14th January 1916

His Majesty The KING-EMPEROR has been graciously pleased to approve of the under mentioned Rewards to Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of the Indian Army, for gallantry and devotion to duty whilst serving with the Indian Army Corps in France and Flanders.

AWARDED THE DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL

8759 Serjeant A. F. Robinson, 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

London Gazette 11th March 1916

AWARDED THE DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL

For conspicuous gallantry during a night attack. When the companies lost touch owing to the darkness and unevenness of the ground, Serjeant Robinson, who knew the ground well, went from company to company till touch was re-established.

London Gazette 9th July 1917.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the under mentioned Non-Commissioned Officers and Men:

8759 Sjt. A. F. Robinson, Royal West Kent Regiment.


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