George Robinson 1886-1938

The Robinson family were Free Presbyterians, Rev William Proctor was a Free Presbyterian minister in Dubin and one assumes that is how George met his wife Ada Proctor. Educated at St Andrews, Trinity College Dublin, St Johns College, Oxford.

1886 Apr 17. Born Dublin son of Andrew Robinson, an Architect and Robina (nee Salmond)

1901 census has George living with parents in Dublin.

1909 to 1911 Inspector of Forests to Sudan Government

1911 census. His parents are in Dublin, but his obit shows he was in Sudan

1911 Returns to Ireland and works as Inspector of Forests in Ireland

1911 Jul 13. Married Ada Proctor in Dublin


His army record is in Kew Archives ref WO 372/17/47562. He was a Capt in Royal Irish Fusiliers. 3 times wounded and got MC

1916 Lands in France

1918 Nov 3 . MC Gazetted.

T. /Lt. George Robinson, R. Irish Fus. For conspicuous 'gallantry in action. He led the company of which he was in command with much determination and skill during an attack. He was wounded, but remained with his men until he had seen the whole company dug in on the objective, and then left the line to have his wound dressed only when ordered to do so. He set a fine example of courage and endurance.

1918 Nov 22. 9th Battalion R Irish Fusiliers (North Irish Horse) . Lt G Robinson MC joined the battalion

1919 Oct 14 Silver War Badge issued

1920 Transfers to Scottish Forestry Service

1922 Professor of Estate Management at Cirencester Royal Agriculltural College

1938 Apr 10. George Robinson died at a Nursing Home in Cheltenham. I see my grandparents went to his funeral



Ada Proctor, his wife