Alwyn Philip William Robertson

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Captain Alwyn Philip William "Robbie" Robertson
Life dates
21 Jun 1906 - 08 Jun 1986
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Alwyn Robertson was the Devon Group 3 (Ivybridge) Group Commander at stand down.

Unit or location Role Posted from until
Devon Group 3 - Ivybridge Group Commander 01 Jun 1943 03 Dec 1944
Harford Patrol Patrol Leader 01 Aug 1940 01 Jun 1943
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WIPK 4/1
Commissioned or Enlisted
5th Sept 1940


Harford Farm, Harford, Ivybridge, Devon
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Known as Robbie he was promoted to Group 3 Commander and given the rank of 2nd Lieutenant, then Lieutenant on 1st June 1943, and Captain from 1st August 1944.

In 1939 he is an ARP Warden.

Robbie contracted polio as a young man in China. This left him with a weakened arm and nearly paralysed hip. He overcame these disabilities to become Captain and lead a very active life in farming after the war and travelled extensively all over the world. He married Ethel Mildred Williams in 1934.

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Robbie's grave at Harford Church

TNA ref WO199/3391

Hancock data held at B.R.A

1939 Register

Twas as Twas by Gillian Venables