Robbins, John

Age: 34
Date of birth: October 1881

Parents: William and Emma Robbins
Wife: Ruth Robbins
Address: 6 Woodhouse Street

Occupation: Bricklayer

John was born in October 1881 in Leamington Spa. He was one of the youngest of 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls.

In the 1901 census he was living at 80 Clapham Terrace, Leamington, with his parents William and Emma and working as a bricklayer.

In July 1905 he married Ruth Taylor. During the following year his father died at the age of 62. His mother died in 1936 at the age of 90.

In 1911 John and Ruth were living at 42 Crompton Street and had two daughters Lillian born in 1907 and Maud in 1909.



This account of Ruth’s struggle to receive an army pension appeared in the Warwick Advertiser on 9th February, 1916.  This showed that she had to struggle for over 10 months to receive her entitlement

In Memoriam – Warwick Advertiser 18th March 1916







Ruth married Mark L Pettipher in September 1926. She died in 1952.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Private, 1856
Regiment/Service: C Squadron, 1st/1st Warwickshire Yeomanry
Brigade/Division: 1st Brigade
Date of death: Thursday, March 18, 1915
Cause of death/Battle: Died at Welbeck House, New Hunstanton, Norfolk
Commemorated/Buried: Warwick Cemetery - CWGC section - 246 C 34
Awards: Did not serve overseas - no medal entitlement
Commemorated locally at: St Pauls Church, Yeomanry Memorial St Mary's Church


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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