- Surnames starting with the letter R. 

Donald Osborne (Robbin)  Robbins

Rank:Ldg AcmNumber:1459118
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Name of Rgt or Ship:Training Command - Pilot under Training
How Died:Accidental
Country of burial:South AfricaGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Vereeniging Old Town Cemetery
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1924 in the Bath R.D. - ref: 5c/728, the
eldest son of George & Grace Robbins (nee Foster).

Attended Sale High School.  A keen member of the Springfield Youth Club and
a very good swimmer.   Then after the family moved to the south-west, he
attended the Kingswood School, Bath. 

1939 National Registration - "Padleigh", Beeston Road, Sale.   George W.
Robbins - Married - born: 29th February 1896 - occ: Civil Engineer &
Director of Companies.   There are four redacted records at this address -
one of which is undoubtedly Donald.  [There were four children - Donald O -
Christopher G - Patricia A. - Ann F].  Lilian Foster - Married - born: 5th
July 1872 - occ: Invalid. 

Died in an accident whilst under training as a pilot at No. 22 Air Training
School, Vereeniging.   The town also contained a military hospital.

Death reported in the 08/10/1943 edition of the Sale & Stretford Guardian.

Parents late of Sale, now live in Bristol.

M.I. - "He lived and died true to his ideals always to me - "My Donuello",
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