Lance Corporal Peter G Robinson

06 Jun 1944

Peter George Robinson was the son of Walter Charles and Dorothy May Robinson, of Basingstoke, Hampshire, he enlisted in the Essex Regiment, and volunteered for airborne forces.

Lance Corporal Robinson successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway on course number 47, from 18 January to 1 February 1943. His course report stated “Good spirit, worked well”. He was posted to 9th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, and took part in operation Overlord (Normandy).

L/Cpl Robinson was killed in action on 6 June 1944, age 24, and was given a field burial at Gonneville-sur-Merville, and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 16 July 1945.

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