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n.lamb

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n.lamb

Hi,

I eventually found this man in ODGW but then failed to find him on CWGC website.

Does anyone have any information that would help me further please.

2nd Lt Walter Robinson

5th Battalion (Territorial) Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) then

Tank Corps

Died 29.09.18

Thanks

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Anthony Bagshaw

Here you go, notice the different christian name:

Name: ROBINSON, WILLIAM

Initials: W

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment/Service: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Unit Text: 5th Bn.

Secondary Regiment: Tank Corps

Secondary Unit Text: attd. 16th Bn.

Date of Death: 29/09/1918

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. C. 22.

Cemetery: UNICORN CEMETERY, VEND'HUILE

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n.lamb
Here you go, notice the different christian name:

Thanks Tony,

Why would the christian name be different?

Maybe I have the wrong man.

Walter Robinson is on the Haworth war memorial.

W. Robinson T.C. (Tank Corps) is on the Haworth Conservative Club memorial - I assumed they were the same man!

Thanks again. I'll keep looking for Walter.

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Anthony Bagshaw

Stormin,

Quite often, SDGW and CWGC differ in terms of names etc. SDGW does contain quite a lot of mistakes, but that isn't to say that the CWGC doesn't.

It could be the same man, you never know............

Cheers

Anthony

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martyn newell
Thanks Tony,

Why would the christian name be different?

Maybe I have the wrong man.

Walter Robinson is on the Haworth war memorial.

W. Robinson T.C. (Tank Corps) is on the Haworth Conservative Club memorial - I assumed they were the same man!

Thanks again. I'll keep looking for Walter.

In my experience of researching soldiers I have often found men using their second names first and sometimes they tweak their names for all kinds of reasons, they were young men they might have wanted to be different from another namesake in their unit, these things happened

Many men, for whatever reason had even signed up under a complete alias.

Even more commonly used were nicknames as christian names, Jack for John and Fred for Norman were just a couple of examples I have encountered. All this adds to the mystery but it can stretch out research a bit. I now expect a few twists and turns.

All the Best with your search

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n.lamb

Thanks kevin & martyn,

I'll watch out for the twists and turns.

Norman (Fred) :D

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