Austin Robinson was born at Toft near Cambridge on 20 November 1897, the Child of a vicar's daughter and a vicar who had graduated as a Christ's College wrangler. He died in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, on 1 June 1993. When he was ten his father was appointed a canon of Winchester Cathedral and the family, including three sons and a daughter, henceforth inhabited a house in the Cathedral Close. He boarded as a scholar at Marlborough College from 1912 to 1916. He then volunteered for the Royal Naval Air Service, which he joined in January 1917, having gained permission to defer until the end of his war service the classical scholarship he had already won to his father's college.
From The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists in Oxford Reference.