Private Arnold Robinson


You may have been aware of the recent events to commemorate the first day of battle of the Somme on the 1st of July. Perhaps you saw young men in World War 1 uniforms in Northwich, each representing one of the 19,240 men from the British forces who died on that day.

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One local man who died at the Somme on the first day was Private Arnold Robinson.

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Private Arnold Robinson was killed in action on the 1st July 1916 aged 26.
He is commemorated on the War Memorial in Weaverham, and also in the Memorial at Brunner Mond, Winnington, near Northwich – where he worked. The memorial includes him in the list of casualties in the Manchester Regiment.
You can read more about Private Robinson  here and about other soldiers from this area who lost their life in World War 1 here.