Born: 1895, Ipswich.

Died: 4th March 1918; age 25 – Died in Ipswich from injuries received in France.

Date of Entry Therein: 11th August 1915 – France.

Joined the King’s Royal Rifle Corps – 27th November 1915.


Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps & Machine Gun Corps.

Formerly Private, 3110, 28th London Regiment (Artists Rifles).


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War + Silver War badge.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





Robert’s Silver War medal & certificate (no. 149, 587) was sent to The Falcons, Walton, Felixstowe.




1901   ‘Inkerman Inn’, Norwich Road, Ipswich.


Robert was 8 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Robert Nesling, 32, a licensed Victualler, born Cretingham, Suffolk.

Emma Florence Nesling (nee Last), 28, born Finningham, Suffolk.

Percy Edwin Nesling, 6, born Ipswich.

1 general domestic servant.


1911   68, Norfolk Road, Ipswich.


Robert was 18 years old, an Insurance Clerk. He was living with his parents & brother.

Robert, 42, a Master Butcher.

Emma, 38, Assisting in Business.

Percy, 16, an Apprentice to Leather Merchants.



King’s Royal Rifle Corps & Machine Gun Corps.

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