James Edward Robson

James Edward Robson was born 1886 in Heighington. He was the son of William Robson, born South Church.

In the 1891 census William Robson, a widower, and his 4 sons, Lewis, John Percy, James Edward and Frank M, his daughter Caroline M, his sister Alice Robson and nephew Thomas J Brown, were living at Hambleton Farm, Coatham Mundeville. In the 1901 census James Edward is entered as Edward.

James Edward Robson attested 7 October, 1914 at Bishop Auckland. He was 28 years 11 months old, 5' 51/4" tall and weighed 142 pounds. He had brown eyes and hair and had a fresh complexion. His occupation was groom. James Edward joined the 4th Remount Corps of the A. S. Corps, R T S/5277.

James Edward joined the Expeditionary Force in France 19 October, 1914. He was home from 18 June, 1916 to 17 September, 1916. James Edward had fallen 5 May, 1916 and sprained his ankle near Sargueux and was at Rouen for one month. His ankle was put in plaster of Paris 22 June, 1916 and the plaster was still on 3 July. He was then transferred to Gartshor ?? Hospital and later discharged from Springburn Woodside Hospital 8 August, 1916.

James Edward was on leave 21 October to 1 November, 1917, and then 22 October to 6 December, 1918.

.He received the 1914 Star, Victory Medal, and the British War Medal.


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