Location: Robinson Bros Photos - Green Bros Photographic Studio - 251 Nelson Place, Williamstown & Denis Ryan Photo - the Isle of Wight, England
Surname/tag: Robinson & Ryan
AIF : WWI Service Records - John Robert Robinson & Mary Jane Rigby 4 sons & nephew Denis Ryan
|Name||AIF - WWI||Service Record|
|Henry William (Harry) Robinson (1890-1966)||Enlisted: |
1 Feb 1917
19 Aug 1919
Henry William Robinson was a 'Locomotive Fireman' with the Victorian Railways, married with 2 children, living at Hemmings St, Dandenong & aged 24 when he enlisted at Melbourne with the AIF on 1 Feb 1917.
Henry was assigned to the Railway Unit, Section 2, 
& promoted to 1st Corporal 14 Feb 1917 (Royal Park).
Henry returned on 19 Aug 1919 suffering from the effects of Mustard Gas poisoning sustained in France & discharged 27 Nov 1919.
WWI Service Record - Record No 642  &
NAA: AIF Record 1904063 (12 Pages) 
|John (Jack) Robinson Jnr (1892-1972)||Enlisted: |
17 Mar 1916
23 Jul 1919
John (Jack) Robinson Jnr (1892-1972) was a 'Fisherman', single, living at 48 The Strand, Newport & aged 24 when he enlisted at Melbourne with the AIF on 17 Mar 1916.
John Jnr was assigned to the 37th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement. 
While on 14 days leave in England, John married Mildred Emily Street from West End Chobham village at Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, England on 8 Feb 1918.
John (Jack) returned on 23 July 1919.
WWI Service Record - Record No 1658  &
NAA: AIF Record 1905074 (13 Pages) 
|George Francis Robinson (1896-1948)||Enlisted: |
12 Jul 1915
31 Mar 1919
George Francis Robinson (1896-1948) was a 'Labourer', single, living at 48 The Strand, Newport & aged 18 when he enlisted at Melbourne with the AIF on 12 Jul 1915
George Francis was assigned to the 22nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement & promoted to Corporal & later Sergeant. 
Medals: 'Distinguished Conduct Medal'.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty....went out into "No Man's Land" with one other man and a Lewis gun and silenced an enemy gun ...
George was gassed at Villers-Bretonneux, France returning on 31 Mar 1919 & was discharged medically unfit on 11 Jun 1920 after 14 months in hospital. After the war he suffered from the effects of Mustard Gas dying 13 Mar 1848 due to his War Service.
WWI Service Record - Record No 3914  &
NAA: AIF Record 1903851 (16 Pages) 
|Leo Edward Robinson (1898-1970)||Enlisted: |
30 May 1917
31 Jan 1918
Leo Edward Robinson (1898-1970) was a 'Boilermaker', single, living at 48 The Strand, Newport & aged 19 when he enlisted at Williamstown with the AIF on 30 May 1917.
Leo was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement.
Leo was an acting Lance-Corporal, however he developed a hernia after being injured in the Transport over to England as per Dennis Ryan's letter home 2 Jan 1918. 
|Denis Ryan (1897-1968)||Enlisted: |
14 Feb 1916
9 Dec 1918
Dennis Ryan (1897-1968) a cousin of Henry William Robinson & his 3 brothers was a 'Chemist', single, living at 65 Maud St, Geelong, Victoria & aged 18 when he enlisted with the AIF on 14 Feb 1916.
Denis was assigned to the 14th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement. 
Denis Ryan caught up with his cousins on many occasions during WWI including a photo taken 21 Nov 1917 with his cousin Leo Edward Robinson in the Isle of Wight, England [home of Lena (Robinson) Thomas, niece of Captain Henry Robinson. 
Letters Home to Parents (James Ryan & Ann (Hannah) Rigby - 65 Maude St, Geelong, Vic)
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