Henry Arthur Robertson

Date of birth: 1898
Place of birth: Graffham, Sussex
Service No.: 47155
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Kings Royal Rifles
Battalion: 18th
Died: 11th June 1919 aged 21 years
Death location: At home


Life before the War

Henry was the eldest of four children born to parents Arthur and Ada Mary, nee Careless.  Arthur was born in 1871 in Brighton, Ada was born in 1871 in Surrey and died in 1946 in Southampton.  Arthur and Ada were married in 1897 in Southampton and they lived at 11 King’s Road, Southampton.

Henry’s 3 siblings – 2 sisters and 1 brother – were:

Edith  b.1900 in Graffam, Sussex and d.1915

Edward  Goker  b.1903 in Hale, Surrey

Catherine  b.1904 in Salisbury, Hampshire

In the 1901 census Henry was living with his parents and sister Edith in Liss, Hampshire.  Arthur’s occupation is given as a Dealer in Meat and Poultry.

By the 1911 census the family had grown and Henry was living with his parents and all three siblings at 4 Polygon Villas, Polygon, Southampton.

At the time of Henry’s death his parents were still living at 11 Kings Park Road, Southampton.

When Henry’s mother died in 1946 she left probate to her daughter Catherine Richardson.


War Service

Henry joined the Kings Rifles in 1915, initially serving in the 4th Battalion Kings Royal Rifles. He then joined the 18th Battalion and fought in France until he was wounded.  Henry died of his wounds in June 1919 at his parents’ home.

He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

Henry is buried at Southampton Old Cemetery, grave reference 92.0.211.

ROBERTSON, Henry Arthur Lance Cpl 47155


Researcher: Shaun Connolly
Published: 14th October 2015
Updated: Insert dates here

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