Herbert George Robbins

Memorial: Longwell Green, United Church

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Driver 19571

Parents: George and Annie Robbins

Marital status: Single

Home address: 71 Soundwell Road, Kingswood, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Pawn Brokers Assistant

Date of birth: 1893

Place of birth: Fishponds, Bristol

Date of death: 27/10/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery Extension, Seine-Maritime, France and commemorated at Longwell Green Memorial

Age: 25

Further information:

Herbert was born in Fishponds, the son of an iron foundry worker and the second eldest of ten children with six sisters and three brothers.

Herbert enlisted initially as a bombardier in the Royal Field Artillery, then served as a driver. His Brigade mobilised to France at the end of May 1915 as part of the 12th Eastern Division and fought in various actions on the Western Front including the Battle of Loos, the Battles of the Somme and the Arras Offensive. Herbert died two weeks before the Armistice during the Final Advance in Artois (2 October – 11 November 1918) which was part of the Hundred Days Offensive that brought about the end of the war. The cemetery where he is buried was used by No.8 General Hospital, which was quartered at Bois-Guillaume in a large country house and grounds. Herbert would have been brought there when he fell and he died there of his wounds.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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