Robinson, William Wadham (No. 25300)

Robinson, William Wadham

Private

No. 25300, 10th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Killed in action on Monday 13 November 1916 (aged 41)

Buried:

Ancre British Cemetery, France (Grave I. C. 36)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Belfast Banking Company Roll of Honour 1914 – 1919

BIOGRAPHY

The death of Private William Wadham Robinson (No. 25300) was reported in the 9 December 1916 edition of the Newtownards Chronicle under the headline Former Newtownards Banker Killed.  William Wadham Robinson worked for the Belfast Banking Company Ltd and it was noted that he had served in Moville, Saintfield, Limavady and Derry.

William Wadham Robinson was born on 28 August 1875 in Irish Street, Strabane, Co Tyrone and he was a son of James and Rose Robinson (nee Wadham) who later lived in Patrick Street, Strabane.  James Robinson was a merchant.

Before the war, William Wadham Robinson worked as a cashier in the Belfast Bank’s Portadown branch and it was in Portadown that he enlisted.

Private William Wadham Robinson (No. 25300) served with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers and he was 41 when he was killed in action on 13 November 1916 during the last days of the Battle of the Somme.  He was buried in Ancre British Cemetery, France.

Private William Wadham Robinson (No. 25300) is commemorated on the Belfast Banking Company Roll of Honour 1914 – 1919.

[The Belfast Banking Company was taken over by the Northern Banking Company which was subsequently taken over by Danske Bank.]