Private H H Robson VC

Private Robson, aged 24, was with the 2nd Battalion in the area of Kemmel near Wijtschate on 14th Dec 1914. He saw a wounded NCO not far from his trench and went to help him despite the heavy fire from the German side. He managed to bring him back, and later attempted the rescue of another man but was wounded himself. He carried on with his efforts but was wounded a second time and had to give up. He managed to survive and receive his Victoria Cross which was Gazetted on 18th Feb 1915.

Henry Howey Robson was born in South Shields on 27th May 1894. After the war he lived in South Shields and Shotton Bridge but later emigrated to Canada. He lived in Toronto up to the age of 70 and died on 4th March 1964.

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