Lest We Forget

1939 - 1945

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.

Robinson, Everett Carl

Private, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry
Service Number
7 Oct 1905 at Golden, British Columbia, Canada
Edward Clark Robinson (a trapper) and Effie May Robinson, Golden, British Columbia, Canada
Date of death
27 June 1944 (Aged 38)
VI G 6 St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France
Other Memorials
Scottish National War Memorial (Edinburgh Castle)

Other Information

Everett Robinson

Husband of Elizabeth Robinson (nee Brunton), of Golden. They had three children. He had moved his family from Canada to Scotland in 1936 to obtain employment.

His wife had aunts in Innerleithen, who offered financial assistance in exchange for care and they first went there, but Everett set about improving his education in order to better his prospects and completed an ICS course in engineering.

They eventually settled in North Queensferry and he worked in Rosyth Dockyard prior to his enlistment

Everett and Elizabeth arrived with two sons and had a third while in North Queensferry in 1942. The two elder boys were evacuated to their grandparents in Canada in 1940 as part of the government organised Children’s Overseas Reception Board programme.

Everett’s four brothers all served in the war. One fought in Europe with the Canadian infantry, one was killed in the RCAF as an air gunner, one flew as a pilot with the RCAF and the youngest was in the Royal Canadian Navy

Everett’s battalion were part of 46th (Highland) Infantry Brigade, 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division and landed in Normandy on 13 June 1944, one week after D-Day.

He was apparently killed while on patrol only a fortnight after the landing

Everett and his brother Bob
Everett & brother Bob swopping uniforms at Carlingnose


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Scottish National War Memorial (Edinburgh Castle)

Canadian National Archives


UK Army Roll of Honour


Wendy Robinson (Grand-daughter)

Douglas Robinson (Son)

Here dead we lie, Because we did not choose
To live and shame the land, From which we sprung.

Life, to be sure, Is nothing much to lose,
But young men think it is, And we were young.

[A.E. Housman]

When You Go Home,
Tell Them Of Us And Say,

For Your Tomorrow,
We gave our Today

[Kohima, attributed to John Maxwell Edmonds]

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