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The Association has been notified of the death of Richard Jack Robins, by his son Clive. Richard passed away at Stepping Hill hospital, Stockport on Tue 2 May 17, aged 79, after battling a long illness.


Richard was a Corporal in 1 DWR, who served with the battalion in Cyprus and Northern Ireland in 1957-58.


The funeral service took place on Mon 22 May 2017 at Buxton Methodist Church, Chapel St, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6HX, at 10:45hrs. He was then moved to a local crematorium, for a short (family only) service.

Richard’s Wake was held at Buxton Conservative Club, 3-5 Concert Place, Buxton, SK17 6EE, starting at 13:15hrs.



Note: Jack was the younger brother of Lt Col (Retd) Walter Robins, OBE, who served with the DWR for 35 years, before becoming the Regimental Secretary in the mid 1980s.