In Ulverston Cemetery - Cumbria now, but formerly in Furness, Lancashire.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THE DEVOTED WIFE OF
WHO DIED ON THE 25TH OF JUNE 1886,
AGED 41 YEARS.
"HER CHILDREN ARISE UP AND CALL HER BLESSED"
HER INFANT SON
WHO DIED ON THE 3RD OF SEPTR. 1885,
AGED 6 DAYS.
ALSO OF HIS DUTIFUL WIFE
ALICE J SAB..
WHO DIED 18TH SEPTEMBER 1884,
AGED 34 YEARS.
"A GRACIOUS WOMAN RETAINETH HONOUR"
ALSO OF ROBERT GUY
KILLED IN WAR AT PLATKOP, DEWETSDORP,
SOUTH AFRICA, 29TH NOV. 1901, AGED 25 YEARS.
ALSO OF THE ABOVE
DIED 28TH JANY. 1918, AGED 73 YEARS.
"PEACE PERFECT PEACE"
The inscription on the flat stone before the gravestone reads: -
ALSO OF ADA, THEIR DAUGHTER WHO DIED 23RD FEB. 1955, AGED 82 YEARS.
ALSO OF JOHN NOEL, THEIR SON, KILLED IN ACTION NR. CAMBRIA,
FRANCE, 2ND SEPT. 1918, AGED 36 YEARS.
ULVERSTON SOLDIER KILLED.
A message has been received from the War Office confirming the news of the death, in Cape Colony, of Lance-corporal Robert Guy Robinson, of the Royal Sussex Regiment, second son of Dr. Robinson, of Ulverston. Lance-corporal Robinson was mortally wounded in an engagement at Brakfontein, near Dewetsdorp, on the 29th Nov., and died the same day.
Manchester Courier, Saturday 7th December 1901
ROBINSON. - On the 29th Nov., from wounds at Brakfontein, near Dewetsdorp, South Africa, Lance Corporal Robert Gay Robinson, second son of James Robinson, surgeon, Ulverston, aged 25 years.
The Lancaster Guardian, Saturday 14th December 1901
I think that stone certainly gives an idea of what life was like for a great many families, fate often played a very cruel hand indeed, I would be interested to know where the Lance Corporal was subsequently buried.