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Captain WILLIAM LEEFE ROBINSON

Regiment & Unit/Ship

Royal Air Force

Date of Death

Died 31 December 1918

Age 23 years old

Buried or commemorated at

HARROW WEALD (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION

In South East part.

United Kingdom

  • Secondary Unit, Regiment and Worcestershire Regiment
  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross
  • Additional Info Son of Horace and Elizabeth Robinson, of Kaima Betta Estate, South Coorg, Southern India. His brother Harold was also killed in Mesopotamia.
  • Additional Citation note

    An extract from the London Gazette, dated 5th Sept., 1916, records:- "For most conspicuous bravery. He attacked an enemy airship under circumstances of great difficulty and danger, and sent it crashing to the ground as a flaming wreck. He had been in the air for more than two hours, and had previously attacked another airship during his flight."

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