Robinson, Horace Victor George

Age: 23
Date of birth: 1894

Parents: Walter James and Elizabeth Ann Robinson
Address: 14 Market Place

Occupation: Articled Clerk - Solicitor

Horace was born in Warwick in 1894. He was baptised at St. Mary’s Church on 7th November 1894. Horace was one of four children. He had two older brothers Percy and Walter. He also had a younger sister Eva but she died in 1891 aged 17 months.

In 1911 the family were living at 14 Market Place, Warwick and Horace’s father Walter was a grocery provision dealer. Percy aged 26 and Walter 25 were also grocers. Horace aged 16 was a pupil at Warwick School. They also had a live-in servant Edith Lucy Attwood aged 21.

This shows him as a member of the tragic First XV Rugby Team of 1912-13 , who lost 9 of their members, six of whom are commemorated on Warwick War Memorial

Horace was articled to H J Brown Solicitors of Warwick prior to enlisting.

According to Probate records Horace was a wealthy young man and left £3155 17s 4d to his brother Walter which is equivalent to £225,000 today.

Walter Junior had been in the Warwick School Cadet Corps and joined the Territorial Force in 1908. He also served during the war in the Royal Engineers.

Walter senior died in 1919 aged 59.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Second Lieutenant, 271970
Regiment/Service: 2nd/7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 182nd Brigade, 61st Division
Date of death: Wednesday, October 24, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action
Commemorated/Buried: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: Warwick School

Warwick Advertiser 16th December 1916

The following notice in the Warwick Advertiser, on 3rd November 1917 saying that 2nd Lt Robinson was missing, appeared when he was already dead. It was often the case that people were on the list of ‘missing’ servicemen for months before their death was confirmed.

“Second-Lieutenant H V G Robinson, Worcester Regiment, son of Mr W J Robinson, 45 Avenue Road, Leamington and formerly of 1 Market Place Warwick, is reported missing”



  • Gervald Frykman – Warwick School Archivist
  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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