This cache is placed on a public footpath/bridalway between Coal Lane and Derby Road.
Wilfred Robinson was born in 1896 in Hugglescote. He lived with his parents at 4 Ashburton road, next door to another of the 50 William Baker. He worshipped at St John the Baptist and was educated at Church School Grange Road.
Wilfred enlisted at Coalville in mid - August 1914 into the 5th (1/5th) Leicestershire Battalion. With the other 49 recruits he spent nearly two months under canvas on the High Tor of Charnwood Forest, also training at the Drill Hall in Loughborough and the institute at nearby Thringstone.
He was promoted, was transferred to the 56th Machine-Gun Corps and survived the conflict. He returned after the war to continue working in the coal mines.
The pictures are of him in the exhibition.
First 50 Heroes
The Coalville Heroes Series celebrates the first fifty volunteers from our area to take part in the Great War of 1914-18. Each geocache commemorates a real volunteer and describes his activities during the Great War.
This cache was placed by Moira Crackers with kind permission of the landowner.
The GAGB are helping to coordinate this series. Please get in touch if you would like to be involved.