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  1. jamied says

    The man featured here is (William) Leefe Robinson VC. Later in 1917 he was captured by the Germans - although he survived the war, he sadly died on 31 December 1918 of Spanish Flu.

  2. jamied says

    Much of this footage also features in clip 1856.06. That clip dates the film as being from 1916, rather than 1917. Information in that clip lists the location as being Romford, Essex.

  3. Bernard Howard says

    Presentation to Leefe Robinson of a Silver Inkstand by Children of Cottage Homes at Hornchurch Essex in I think 1916. One of the many gifts that he received including a gold watch, silver cup, money ( with which he bought the Vauxhall car in the clip) , resulting from his award of the VC for the first shooting down of a Zeppelin.

  4. Bernard Howard says

    The Silver Inkstand presented to Leefe Robinson in the clip, together with his Silver Cup presented by Hornchurch Council on another clip, are both now on long term display at the Purfleet Heritage Museum.

  5. British Pathé says

    Interesting. Does anyone know for sure when and where these two clips are from?

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