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Name:
Robert Robson
Casualty No.:
Initials:
R H
Service No.:
8/3019
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
26
Ranks:
Lance corporal
Unit:
1st/8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Civilian Employment:
Teacher
Cause of Death:
Battle Wounds
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Near Ypres, Belgium
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Roeselare Communal Cemetry
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Family Details:

Son of Anthony and Elizabeth Robson from Catcote, West Hartlepool.

Notes:

Robert studied to be a teacher at Bede College, Durham, and became assistant master at the school in Middleton-in-Teesdale sometime after 1911.

He was the first man from Middleton to die in the First World War.

When the Teesdale Mercury reported his death, he was described as highly esteemed not only by students but by the community as a whole. He was a keen sportsman playing as a forward in Hartlepool Rovers Rugby Club and was Captain of Middleton's Golf Club.

Teesdale Mercury-16/09/1914: Local and other notes: Two young school masters apply for commissions

Teesdale Mercury-07/10/1914: Teesdale notes: leaves to join regiment

Teesdale Mercury-16/06/1915: Upper dale notes: Memorial Service

Teesdale Mercury-02/02/1916: Local War News: Memorial to Local Soldier

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Sources:
Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Ranks: MiT UTASS project data; Date of Birth: MiT UTASS project data; Age at Death: MiT UTASS project data; Cause of Death: MiT UTASS project data; Date of Death: MiT UTASS project data; Place of Death: MiT UTASS project data; Civilian Employment: MiT UTASS project data; Service Number: www.cwgc.org; Buried: www.cwgc.org;