Corporal William Robson

Corporal William Robson. 7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France on 3rd May 1917 during the Battle of Arras, aged 27 and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Arras, France.  He was the son of Isaac and Kezia Robson of The Retired Railwaymen’s Cottages, Spittal and the husband of Mary Isabella Robson of 6 Palace Green, Berwick-upon-Tweed. ( The C.W.G.C. site has his unit as “W” Coy. 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers ). He fell in the attack on the German trenches near Monchy-le-Preux. The attack failed and heavy casualties were suffered. 2 Officers and 43 Other Ranks were killed and 5 Officers and 133 Other Ranks wounded. The illustration is an artist’s illustration of the fierce fighting at Monchy.

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