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Robinson, E.K., Sgt (Obs.), 1941

Photo: Brian Chandler

In Blyth Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave with a private headstone of 751776 Sergeant (Observer) Edward Keenleyside Robinson, serving with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died 26/03/1941.

The headstone reads:

Keenleyside Robinson
who gave his life
while serving in the R.A.F.
26th March 1941 aged 21 years.
Greater love hath no man
His beloved father
William Stanton Robinson
entered into rest 18th Dec. 1943
Lizzie Robinson his dear wife
died 29th Sept. 1994 aged 88 years.

Simon Glancey has submitted the following:

Sgt.Robinson was killed when Bristol Blenheim IV T6065 TR-A of 59 Squadron was lost on a reconnaissance mission to Brest. The Blenheim was returning to its base at R.A.F. Thorney Island when it crashed into a hill in fog at Winterbourne Abbas, with the loss of all three crew members.

Royal Air Force Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War: Vol.1: Aircraft and Crew Losses 1939-1941; Ross McNeill; 2003; Midland Publishing; ISBN 1 85780 128 8, page 108

Also killed in the same incident was Sgt. G.S. Gates

Edward Keenleyside Robinson is remembered in Blyth on B42.19 and B42.23

The CWGC entry for Sergeant Robinson

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk