Robert is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1880, Ipswich.

Died: 28th July 1918; age: 38; at General Hospital, Cardiff, Wales.

Residence: Hammersmith, London.

Enlistment Location: Whitehall, London.


Rank: Pioneer; Service Number: WR/353534.

Regiment: Royal Engineers, Inland Water Transport.


Grave Reference:

Special Memorial.

Fulham Palace Road Cemetery,





1881   108, Bramford Road, Ipswich.

Robert was a year old and living with his parents & brother.

Edward Elvis Olding, 30, a Printer – Compositor, born Framlingham, Suffolk.

Phoebe Olding (nee Baldwin), 30, born Ipswich.

Alexander Edward Olding, 1, born Ipswich.


1891   81, Bulwer Road, West, Ipswich.

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

Edward, 40, a Printer’s Foreman.

Phoebe, 40.

Alexander, 17.


1911   76, Weston Road, Acton, Chiswick, London.

Robert was 31 years old, a Fancy Cabinet Fitter – Cabinet Manufacturer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Annie, 31.

Edward, 7.

Stanley, 4.

Ivy, 2.


Robert’s mother Phoebe Olding died 1896, Fulham, London.


In 1903, Fulham, London, Robert married Annie Benting, born 1880, Wentnor, Shropshire – died June 1917, Marylebone. They had 4 children:

Edward Elvis Olding, born 1904, Hammersmith.

Stanley Gordon Olding, born August 1906, Acton Green.

Annie Ivy Olding, born April 1908, Acton Green.

Leonard Alexander Olding, born 1913, London.


Soldiers’ Effects to Miss Margaret Douglas – Guardian for Edward & Stanley. Mrs. Mary Calvert – Guardian for Annie. Mr. Alexander E. Olding – Guardian for Leonard.

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