Cyril Conyers Robinson

Cyril Robinson was born in 1899 in Hull, where his father Conyers Robinson was a blacksmith. By 1901 him and his parents were living in Stanley St, Lincoln.  By 1911 they’d moved to 4 Walmer St (off Monks Road) and Conyers was a fitter.

In Aug 1917 Cyril, who was 18 and had been a pupil-teacher, was called up.  He asked to join the Royal Engineers but ended up in France with 7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters.

He was killed in action on 24th April 1918 in the first battle of Bapaume, during the German spring offensive.  He was buried in Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux.  His name is on the war memorials in Lincoln city centre, Hull and Brant Broughton.  However, the connection with Brant Broughton is not clear.