ROBERT DAVID L. DAKIN

Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.

Not on Christchurch park Memorial

Born: 1889, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire.

Died: 30th July 1915; age: 26; Died of Wounds at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Birmingham, Warwickshire.

Date of Entry Therein: 19th January 1915 – France.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 11824.

Regiment: Royal Berkshire Regiment, Princess Charlotte of Wales’s, 1st Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:IMG_6710

BA.I.33.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   Coventry Road, Coleshill, Warwickshire.

 

Robert was 11 years old and living with his parents & step brother.

John Dakin, 65, an Innkeeper – employer, born Great Barr, Staffordshire.

Selina Dakin (nee Main), 44, born Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Stanley Main, 16, a Barman, born Newport, Monmouthshire.

1 general domestic servant.

 

1911   Plough & Farrow, Roughley, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire.

 

Robert was 21 years old, a Billiard Saloon Proprietor – own account. He was living with his mother & her new husband.

Benjamin Scattergood, 62, a Publican, born Over Whitacre, North Warwickshire.

Selina, 53, assisting in the business.

1 general domestic servant.

 

In 1912, King’s Norton, Warwickshire, Robert married Lizzie May Holt, born 1890, Wilnecote, Warwickshire. They had 1 son:

Robert S. Dakin, born 1913, Aston, Warwickshire.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Lizzie M. Dakin – widow.

 

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