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|Captain William Leefe Robinson, V.C. - His Medals|
After the death of
Captain William Leefe Robinson, V.C. his Victoria Cross was passed on to his
sister Katherine Baroness Heyking and after her death was passed on to her
daughter Regina (Mrs. Regina G. Libin). Strangely, his other Great War
medals were in the hands of another private individual (Roy Bartlett). On
the 22nd November 1988 all the medals and other memorabilia were brought
together at Christie's in London. Mrs. Regina G. Libin, Robinson's niece, auctioned
all the medals and memorabilia and raised £99,000 on behalf of 'A Medal for
Life' a charitable trust to benefit Children suffering from Leukaemia.
Today Captain William Leefe Robinson, V.C. is
part of Michael Ashcroft Collection together with Robinson's other medals
and relics of the Zeppelin he shot down. Lord Ashcroft set up a trust to
care for and protect the 142 V.C.'s which he has in his collection, which is
the largest collection in the world.
In 2006 Lord Michael Ashcroft wrote and published a book "Victoria Cross Heroes" about the V.C. and his collection. Details of his book and his collection are available from www.VictoriaCrossHeroes.com.
William Leefe Robinson V.C. is featured in the book.
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