Franks Robinson

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Franks Robinson
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Full name Franks Lubbock Robinson
Born 1886
Rathdrum, County Wicklow, Ireland
Died 5 November 1949
Saint Brélade, Jersey

Group Captain Franks Lubbock Robinson DSO MC DFC ADC (1886 – 5 November 1949) was an Irish field hockey player who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics and a decorated officer of the British Army and Royal Air Force.

Robinson was educated at Edinburgh House School and St. Columba's College in Dublin. In 1908, he represented the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland as a member of the Irish national team, which won the silver medal.

Robinson enlisted in the British Army in 1914. In September 1915, he received the Military Cross while serving with the Royal Marine Artillery in Ypres, "for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as Artillery Observing Officer."[1] He later enlisted in the Royal Air Force, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1921.[2]

In 1933, he was appointed an aide-de-camp to King George VI.[3] He retired in 1939.[4]

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