11380 L/Cpl John Robinson.


7th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal in the London Gazette of 23 August 1916. Awarded the Russian Medal of St. George 3rd Class in the London Gazette of 25 August 1915. Mentioned in Dispatches in the London Gazette of 22 June 1915. Robinson was a native of Colne, Lancashire.


The Burnley Express reported:-

DISTINCTIONS FOR A COLNE N.C.O.

Two decorations - British and Russian - have been conferred upon Lance-Corporal John Robinson of the East Lancashire Regiment, who formerly resided with his wife and two children at 17, Nicholas Street, Colne. This non-commissioned officer, who was a native of Nelson had served a term in the East Lancashire Regiment, but re-joined the army when war broke out, leaving his employment with the Nelson Corporation. He was soon at the front, took part in several actions and was once wounded in the wrist. For gallantry at Vimy Ridge he has been awarded the Military Medal, and he has been presented with the Russian Medal for Gallantry at Neuve Chappelle.

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