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  • Name: Henry Howey ROBSON
  • D.O.B: 27th May, 1894
  • D.O.A: 14th Dec, 1914
  • D.O.D: 4th Mar, 1964
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Private, 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 2
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Petit Bois, Kemmel, Belgium 14 December 1914

14 December 1914

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The First World War 1914 

On the morning of 14 December 1914, soldiers of the 8th Brigade attacked the German line near Kemmel, south-west of Ypres. The Royal Scots, together with 1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders, captured some German trenches. In the afternoon 2nd Battalion The Suffolk Regiment relieved The Royal Scots but the attack achieved no further advantage.


 For most conspicuous bravery near Kemmel on the 14th December, 1914, during an attack on the German position, when he left his trench under a very heavy fire and rescued a wounded Non-commissioned Officer, and subsequently for making an attempt to bring another wounded man into cover, whilst exposed to a severe fire: In this attempt he was at once wounded, but persevered in his efforts until rendered helpless by being shot a second time. 

Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette of 16 February 1915. 18 February 1915, Numb. 29074, p. 1700

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