ROBERT WILLIAM BACKHOUSE funeral with full military honours.
Born: 1895, Ipswich.
Died: 4th November 1919; age 23; Effects from being gassed. Served 4 years & 196 days.
Enlistment Details: Date: 6th September 1914; Age: 19 years & 1 month; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: James Shibley Backhouse. Fair complexion, green eyes & brown hair.
Service: BEF – France – 28th July 1915 – 17th February 1919. Home – Britain 18th February 1919 – 21st March 1919.
Demobilised 21st March 1919 – entered employment of Sir Thomas Gooch at Benacre Park – Groom.
Rank: Private: Service Number: G/2589.
Regiment: The Buffs, East Kent Regiment, 7th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 – 1915 Star.
Ipswich Old Cemetery,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James S. & Emma Backhouse, of 43, Ringham Road, Ipswich.
1901 43, Ringham Road, Ipswich.
Robert was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
James Shibley Backhouse, 34, a Coachman – Domestic, born Kesgrave, Suffolk.
Emma Backhouse (nee Fulcher), 36, born Bealings, Suffolk.
Susan Ellen Backhouse, 3, born Ipswich.
Henry John Backhouse, 1, born Ipswich.
1911 43, Ringham Road, Ipswich.
Robert was 15 years old, a Van Boy Carman – Co-Op Society. He was living with his parents & siblings.
James, 42, a Jobbing Gardener – own account.
Albert Edward Backhouse, 10, born Ipswich.
Bessie Backhouse, 8, born Ipswich.
EAST KENT REGIMENT 7th (Service) Battalion: http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/buffs-east-kent-regiment/