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Henry Howey Robson
Birth: May 27, 1897
County Durham, England
Death: Mar. 2, 1964

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Hampten, England, in 1894, he served as a Private in the 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots. In actions at Petit Bois, Kemmel, France, on December 14, 1914, Private Robson saw a wounded comrade not far from his trench and went to help him despite the heavy fire from the Germans. He managed to bring him back and later attempted the rescue of another man but was wounded himself. He carried on with his efforts rescue others until wounded a second time. For most prestigious gallantry, he was vested the Victoria Cross by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England, on July 12, 1915. Emigrating to Canada, after the war, he joined the Government service, becoming Sergeant-at-Arms in the Legislative Assembly in Ontario, until his death at age 70. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Alice M. Martin Robson (1899 - 1964)
 
Burial:
York Cemetery
Toronto
Toronto Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Plot: Section B, Plot 302
 
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Record added: Dec 26, 2002
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Henry Howey Robson
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In remembrance of you. God Bless.
- R. Owens
 Added: May. 27, 2016
Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Apr. 8, 2016
In memory of Henry Howey Robson ~ RIP
- Laurel Robson
 Added: Aug. 5, 2015
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