Other names: Stephen
Locations in this story: East Ham, EssexShaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersCann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Stephen Robins was born in East Ham, Essex, in 1893 the son of James Robins (a Police Constable) and Emma Jane Robins (nee Cooke). By 1911 his father had retied and had moved to 21 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Stephen had received some of his education at Shaftesbury Grammar School. Victor's mother died in 1914. He married Kesia Barr at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, on 22 Sep 1915 and they set up home in Bimport, Shaftesbury. He enlisted on 14 Mar 1917 and joined the Royal Flying Corps (Royal Air Force from 1 Apr 1918) as a Driver (Service No. 66887). He served in France and Flanders from 21 Jan 1918 to 15 Jan 1919. Following his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He died in Shaftesbury in 1937 and was buried at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, on 27 Nov 1937. His brother, Harry Vaughan Robins, had served with the Army during the conflict but was killed in action.