Robinson, Joseph William

Pte, Joseph William Robinson, RAMC

Private Joseph William Robinson, RAMC, was drowned off the coast of Italy, on 04/05/1917, aged 29. He was the father of three young children. His transport ship, “Transylvania” was sunk by two torpedoes from the German Submarine U60, en route from Marseille to Alexandria. He is buried at Cemetery: SAVONA MEMORIAL, Italy
Born Preston, Hedon, on 16/11/1885. Son of Mr. William and Mrs. Sarah Ann Robinson, of 24, St. Andrew’s St., Beverley; husband of Martha Ann Woodger, of 27, Queensgate Rd., Beverley, Yorks. He attended St Mary’s school, Beverley and worked as an apprentice bricklayer. In 1908, he joined the Police. He was asked to resign in 1913, after drinking on duty, in a public house. He returned to his job as a bricklayer. He enlisted in the RAMC, on October 1915 and went to France on 31/12/1915. He was badly wounded in the knee on 23/09/1916 and repatriated to England. On recovery he was sent to Egypt on 18/04/1917, but drowned on the way.

First name:
Joseph William
Date Died
Place died:
27, Queensgate Road., Beverley, Yorkshire, UK