William Lincoln Robinson
William Lincoln Robinson WW1

William Lincoln Robinson was born 1898 in Scorton, Yorkshire. His parents were William and Mary Jane Robinson. William was a farmer at Fountain Head Farm in 1901.

In the 1911 census William was a widower living with his two children, William Lincoln and Agnes Jane, at Scorton, Yorkshire. William was now a carting contractor.

Attested: June 5, 1916 at Croft on Tees. William was 18 years 6 months old. He was 5' 7" tall and weighed 133 lbs. William was a gardener living at Kirkbank, Middleton Tyas.

Army number: 45364. Rank: Private.

Unit: 6th then 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards).

William joined the Green Howards December 27, 1916. He embarked at Folkestone March 25, 1917 and joined the 6th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment at Etaples.

William worked as a Lewis Machine Gun operator.

William was posted to the 2nd Battalion May 16, 1918.

William was back in the U.K. January 11, 1919 and was discharged February 15, 1919.

William Lincoln Robinson is a great uncle of Annette Bowmer of Aycliffe.