This site commemorates the men and women of Collingham, Linton and Micklethwaite who served during World War 1. Today we especially commemorate Lance Corporal WR/505696 George Adamson Norman Forster of the Inland Water Transport Coy Royal Engineers who was born on this day in 1895.Today we especially commemorate Lance Corporal 68348 John William Sargent of the 164 'P' Company Royal Defence Corps who was born on this day in 1889.
Robinson, Arthur Bisby
(1884-1958)

Rank and Unit at End of World War One

Rank Driver

Service Number 130762

Service Army

Battalion

Regiment Royal Field Artillery

Buried Wetherby

Other service during World War One
Information from Medal Index Cards (WO372), Medal Rolls (WO329), Service Records (WO363) and/or Pension Records (WO364) held by The National Archives.
Rank Number Unit
Driver 777025 Royal Field Artillery

Biography

Family background

Arthur Bisby (sometimes Bisbey) Robinson was born on the 11th February 1884 in Micklethwaite, the son of John Robinson, a mason, and his wife Elizabeth (nee Bisby). Arthur was one of six children. In 1911, Arthur (aged 27) was a bricklayer's labourer and was living at Micklethwaite with his parents, three siblings and his cousin.

We believe that Arthur married Annie Eyre in 1915 in Ecclesall Bierlow.

Service record

Arthur served in the Royal Field Artillery as a Driver first as a Territorial Force member with a service number of 777025 and then with the number 130762. Arthur's service record has not survived and we do not know exactly which Artillery Brigade he served with, but he served in 1918 and 1919 as he was listed in the Micklethwaite electoral roll as being absent due to Naval or Military Service.

After the war

After the war, Arthur returned to the area and in 1939 was registered as living in Bridge House, Micklethwaite. Arthur died in 1958 and is buried in Wetherby.


Sources

1911 Census. The National Archives. Class RG14 Piece 25947
First World War Medal Index Cards. The National Archives (WO372).
First World War Medal Index Rolls. The National Archives (WO329).

If you have any photographs or further details about this person we would be pleased to hear from you. Please contact us via: alan.berry@collinghamanddistrictwararchive.info