Faces of Salonika : Corporal Sidney James Robinson, 4/KRRC

Further to my centenary post of 18 December – Remembering Corporal Sidney Robinson, KRRC, and comrades who died one hundred years ago – I am delighted to have heard from Sidney’s grandson, Mark Robinson, again.

Mark had a successful trip to Greece and is now safely back in Australia. He not only visited Neohori (now Amphipoli) in the Struma Valley, where his grandfather was killed, but also his grave in Mikra British Cemetery at Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, on the centenary of his death. He has sent a photograph of the headstone and a poignant photo of Sidney, his wife, Alice, and sons, Sidney and William, which are reproduced below.

Photograph of the grave of Corporal Sidney James Robinson, 4/KRRC, at the Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Thessaloniki.

Photograph of Sidney James Robinson (4/KRRC) with his wife, Alice, and sons, Sidney and William, probably taken in autumn 1914.

Author: SCS Web Editor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and soon after became editor of the Society's journal - 'The New Mosquito' - a role he held until 2008. He then became the Society's web editor, a role he seems unable to shake off. His interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Fred, who served as a cyclist with the BSF from 1915 to 1917, mainly in the Struma valley. Opinions expressed in these posts are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.