Person    | Male  Born 16/5/1882  Died 20/8/1965

Eric Gascoigne Robinson, VC

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: Turkey

War served, WW1 i

Commemorated on a memorial as having served in, and survived, WW1.

Rear Admiral. Born Eric Gascoigne Robinson in Greenwich. He joined the Royal Navy in 1897 and by 1910 had reached the rank of Lieutenant Commander. At the outbreak of WW1, he was despatched to the Mediterranean Sea. On the 25th February 1915, his fleet was stationed off the Dardanelles during the Gallipoli campaign, He went ashore and single-handedly destroyed a Turkish gun battery. He was nicknamed 'Kipper'.

Awarded the VC for his heroism on 25 April 1915, age 32, while serving in the Royal Navy. "He advanced alone on enemy gun positions destroying two large guns, he then led four attacks across minefields under heavy fire displaying conspicuous bravery and outstanding leadership. (Dardanelles)". Freemason at: №2612, Navy Lodge.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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