This autograph book belonged to Sister CLA Robinson whose diary is also available on the website. The pages are shown in an animated video. In due course the transcript and notes will also be available.
August 13th: We left A’shot at 9.15 for where – ? We know not, after waiting 2¼ hrs at the station sitting on our baggage. Cheers en route. Arrive S’hampton Water at 11.00 hrs. Major Blaine & Cpt. Robell most good to us & gave us unlimited tea & biscuits. We stayed in their little telephone office until 2.00am. The … Read More
Charlotte Lilian Annie Robinson (known as Lilian) was born in Shanghai, China in 1884. Her father, Alfred Murray Robinson, was a solicitor in Shanghai, as was her elder brother Edward. Lilian’s mother Harriet was Alfred’s second wife, and Lilian had brothers and sisters from both her father’s marriages. The Robinson’s were part of a growing British presence in China. Following … Read More
Lilian Robinson joined the QAIMNS as a Staff Nurse in 1912 and retired as a Matron in 1941. Although she had a long and distinguished career, relatively little about her is in the public domain. The QARANC Association owns her WW1 diary and autograph book. To set the context for this we have researched her biography, and military career (which … Read More