In Memory of


58 Field Regt., Royal Artillery
who died on
Wednesday, 29th May 1940. Age 19.

Additional Information: Son of Bertie James William Robbens, and of Ethel May Robbens, of Lowestoft, Suffolk.


Commemorative Information

Memorial: DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France
Grave Reference/
Panel Number:
Column 14.
Location: The Dunkirk Memorial stands at the entrance to the British War Graves Section of Dunkirk Town Cemetery, which lies at the south-eastern corner of the town of Dunkirk, immediately south of the canal and on the road to Veurne (Furnes) in Belgium. The Memorial commemorates those soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force who fell in the campaign of 1939-1940 and who have no known grave. The total number of names on the Memorial is over 4,000; of these 5 were members of the Royal Indian Army Service Corps and the remainder all belonged to the land forces of the United Kingdom. The names of the men commemorated are engraved on Portland stone panels on a series of large columns on either side of a broad walk, forming an avenue which leads to a shrine. At the entrance to the avenue are two columns surmounted by stone urns and bearing on their front faces the inscription, on one in English and on the other in French: HERE BESIDE THE GRAVES OF THEIR COMRADES ARE COMMEMORATED THE SOLDIERS OF THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE WHO FELL IN THE CAMPAIGN OF 1939-1940 AND HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE.