Victoria Cross- Captain William Leefe Robinson

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    William Leefe Robinson VC (July 14th 1895 - 31st December 1918)

    William Leefe Robinson is buried in the cemetery of All Saints Church, Harrow and Wealdstone. A memorial to him also stands close to the crash site of the airship SL. 11 that he downed near Cuffley in Hertfordshire.

    Captain William Leefe Robinson

    Memorial at Cuffley, Hertfordshire

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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Leefe Robinson VC steak house,located just across the road from his burial site




    Leefe Robinson V.C., Uxbridge Rd., Harrow Weald

    As a lasting tribute to this war hero, a small restaurant on the Uxbridge Road, Harrow Weald, opposite his resting place (All Saints church cemetery) was named the LEEFE ROBINSON.

    Over the years, the building was transformed from the original 'tin shack' into a high class silver service restaurant. Having first opened on 21st June 1954, a fire destroyed the building in 1962. It was rebuilt as a Berni Inn, then due to the great success it was then enlarged twice in the 1970's. Whitbread plc took over control of Berni Restaurants in 1990 and re-opened the newly named LEEFE ROBINSON VC as the very first Berni to Beefeater conversion in May 1991.
    Captain William Leefe Robinson, V.C., Dies of influenza - Worcestershire Regiment

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  3. harkness

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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Cuffley War Memorial to Leefe Robinson V.C.
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  5. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

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  6. BrianHall1963

    BrianHall1963 Well-Known Member

    Different pilot R Warneford he also shot down a zeppelin

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  7. BrianHall1963

    BrianHall1963 Well-Known Member

    I think he had mechanical problems after he shoot the airship down ,landed fix the plane then was shot down I’m not sure about this would be happy to corrected.The secondary school is named after him Warneford school.His family lived at Warneford Place Sevenhampton just outside Highworth, Ian Fleming also lived at Warneford Place after the Warnefords and is laid to rest in the village church
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  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

  9. BrianHall1963

    BrianHall1963 Well-Known Member

    Good afternoon Clive thanks for the information,I will try and get hold of the book Owen recommend regards Brian
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