ROBERT HENRY COBB

 

Born: 1886, Shelfanger, Norfolk.

Died: 1915 – Ipswich – Tuberculosis of Lungs. Served 10 years & 241 days.

Residence: 25, Victoria Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: Colchester, Essex; Date: 17th October 1904; Age: 18 years & 10 months; Occupation: Painter; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 6 1/4ins, fresh complexion, hazel eyes & brown hair. Tattoo: E.M. left forearm.

 

Service: Home – 17th October 1904 – 7th December 1905 – India – 18th December 1905 – 25th October 1907 – Home – October 1907 – 30th October 1907 – Reserves 31st October 1907 – 4th August 1914 – Home – 5th August 1914 – 7th September 1914 – France – 8th September 1914 – 10th December 1914 – Home – 11th December 1914 – 14th June 1915.

 

Discharged: 14th June 1915 – Hylton Castle, Sunderland – Totally Incapacity – due to active service.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 7993; Regiment: York & Lancaster Regiment, 3rd Battalion.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Chandler Hill, Shelfanger, Norfolk.

 

Robert was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert Harry Cobb, 25, a General Labourer, born Shelfanger.

Annie Cobb, 27, born Thursden, Norfolk.

Alice Harriet Leah Cobb, 5, born Ipswich.

Lilie Elizabeth Cobb, 2, born Shelfanger.

 

1901   37, Barack Street, Colchester, Essex.

 

Robert was 14 years old, an Errand Boy. He was living with his father, siblings, step mother & step brothers.

Robert, 34, a Groom.

Louisa Martha Cobb, 26, born Ipswich.

Alice, 15, a General Domestic Servant.

John Henry Cobb, 9, born Farnsfield, Norfolk.

Charles Stempson Edgar Cobb, 1, born Ipswich.

Raymond Herbert B. Paull Cobb, 5 months, born Colchester, Essex.

 

Robert’s mother, Annie Cobb, died 1896, Tendring, Essex.

On the 27th May 1912, All Saint’s Church, Ipswich, Robert married Ellen May Orvis. They had 1 son:

Robert Frederick Cobb, born 8th February 1914, Ipswich

 

 York & Lancaster Regiment, 3rd Battalion:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/york-lancaster-regiment/

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