Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (3 December 2020)

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £2,800

Estimate: £1,400 - £1,800

A Great War ‘Salonika’ D.S.O. group of five awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel A. T. Robinson, East Surrey Regiment, attached 7th Battallion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, who died of wounds in Salonika in May 1917

Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., silver-gilt and enamel, with integral top ribbon bar; 1914-15 Star (Capt. A. Y. Robinson. E. Surr. R.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaves (Lt. Col. A.T. Robinson); France, Third Republic, Croix de Guerre, bronze, reverse dated 1914-1915, with bronze star emblem on riband, good very fine (5) £1,400-£1,800


D.S.O. London Gazette 1 January 1917.

M.I.D. London Gazette 6 December 1916 (Salonika), and 28 November 1917 (Salonika).

French Croix de Guerre London Gazette 6 December 1916.

Archibald Tyrrell Robinson was born in June 1872 youngest son of Major-General D. G. Robinson, 3rd son of 6 in the army who died in service. He married Winifred Marjorie Appleyard of Claygate, Surrey. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the East Surrey Regiment on 2 June 1894; Lieutenant, 24 July 1897; Captain, 28 April 1903; T/Major, 21 February 1912 (W.A.F.F. 6 February 1909 to 8 August 1913); Major, April 1915. Seriously wounded at Ypres, February 1915. He joined the 7th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry on 16 June 1916. Received the Croix-de-Guerre and the D.S.O. for good work in the capture of Horseshoe Hill, Salonika. He was wounded on 9 May 1917, and died of wounds two days later, aged 44. He is buried in Sargol Military Cemetery, Greece.