On Friday 13th February, members of the Irish Guards Association and the Royal British legion attended the Service and Committal of the late Frank. W. Robinson MBE. The service was well attended by other organisations
and many from the surrounding parish of St. Mary's Church, (Church of Ireland) Clonsilla. Frank was very much involved in the parish as he was the Church treasurer and on the Church council.
Frank was very ill
for the last number of years and spent many long periods in the Mater Hospital. On Tuesday 10th February, he quietly passed away.
Frank joined the Irish guards in 1962. He was posted to RHQ, Wellington Barracks
on completion of his training in the Guards Depot,Pirbright. he became very well versed in how things should be done in the irish Guards, Regimemtal history, traditions, procedures and groomed to become an orderly room clark. He joined the Battalion after
he completed an Arabic language course in 1966 with the advance party to Aden with the intelligence section. He terminated his service with the Colours in the early seventies with the rank of Sergeant and returned home to Dublin.
Frank found employment in the stockbroker field under the guidance of Captain Mungo Parks MBE Irish Guards. After the Association was reformed, by the late Dub O'Neill, ex No 1 company and other present day members in the mid seventies. Frank joined
the Association and became secretary with Lt.Col William Harvey Kelly as chairman. To day we owe much to Frank, in particular, the Irish Guards Association. he showed leadership, dedication and foresight and made the Irish Guards Association what it is today.
Frank then joined the Dublin central Branch in the early eighties. From then on frank worked hard for the Association and the Legion in his own diligent and meticulous way and suffered no fools on the way. He became chairman of the Metropolitan Branch,
chairman of the Republic of Ireland District and a committee member on the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge and many other related committes. Frank was awarded a well deserved MBE for service to the ex-service community.
Frank was well liked and respected with his gentle way of getting things done. Always available with advice and help when needed. To many who knew Frank. W. Robinson MBE, I am sure, can only speak of him in glowing terms.
On behalf of the
members of the Dublin Central Branch and many friends we extend our sincere condolence to his family, Mary, Rebecca and Phillip our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
REST NOW IN THE ARMS OF YOUR LORD
YOUR DUTY DONE