Thursday, June 01, 2017

J E Robinson

This man was a patient at Beechland House in late 1916 and early 1917.  His entry in Nurse Oliver’s album reads:

J E Robinson
Wounded on 15 Nov 16 on the Somme

He shares this page with 4082 Lance-Corporal Andrew McCrorie of the 2nd Royal Scots Regiments and 57941 Lance-Corporal Albert Edward Smith of the 20th (Central Ontario) Canadians.  Also on this page is a pasted newspaper cutting relating to the pantomime organised in 1917. 

The cutting lists the performers in the pantomime which took place on 7th February 1917.  A Private Robinson is noted as having played the part of Firefly I (while Lance Corporal McCrorie played the role of Fairy Godmother and Lance-Corporal Smith played the part of a merchant).

Nothing else is known about this man, the information in his album entry being too slight to assist with further research.

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