Herbert Kaye Robinson (1896-1918)

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Herbert Kaye Robinson was born on 8 November 1896, the son of quarryman Herbert Kaye Robinson and his wife Ann Goddard (née Webster) of Flight Hill, Wooldale, and was baptised on 31 July 1898 at Holy Trinity Church, Hepworth.

By 1911, the family was residing at Folly Farm, Hade Edge. Aged 14, Herbert Kaye was recorded as a "mill hand" at a woollen mill in the census.

He possibly enlisted as Herbert Kaye, dropping the surname Robinson.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

KAYE, HERBERT. Private. No 241370. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Hade Edge, Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs H. Kaye, Folly Farm, Hade Edge. Educated Hade Edge Council School. Employed at Washpit Mills, Holmfirth. Enlisted during the latter part of 1915 and trained at Clipstone Camp. Embarked for France in May, 1916. Suffered from trench feet but returned to his Regiment after seven weeks. Was gassed in September, 1916. Invalided to England with Enteric Fever in January, 1918. Returned to France in April, 1918. Suffered a serious gunshot wound to the neck a fortnight later. Died of wounds at No 8 British Red Cross Hospital, 1.5.1918. Buried BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row B, Grave 11.
ROH:- Hade Edge War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission