Horace Robinson, Rifleman 242699, 2/5th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment
Died 23rd April 1917 in France, aged 21
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Rifleman Horace Robinson is buried in grave ref. II. B. 32. of the Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, France. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Rifleman Horace Robinson, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.
In Macclesfield, Rifleman Horace Robinson is commemorated on the Park Green, Town Hall, St Michael’s Church, Hurdsfield Holy Trinity Church, Hurdsfield Sunday School, Hurdsfield Ebenezer Chapel, and Rainow war memorials, and on the Hurdsfield Sunday School Roll of Honour.
In Rainow he is also remembered on the family gravestone at Rainow Methodist Chapel, grave ref. D 104 (across the road from the chapel): … ALSO HORACE THE BELOVED SON OF THOMAS AND LAVINIA ROBINSON KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE APRIL 23RD 1917 AGED 21 YEARS “NO MORE THE BUGLE CALLS” …
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Lives of the First World War website
Family History Society of Cheshire: Macclesfield Area Monumental Inscriptions CD
Macclesfield Times: 23 September 1921 (photo supplement)