Born: 1898, Ipswich.

Died on or since: 27th August 1917; age 19.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; age 18 years & 3 months; Next of Kin: Mr Robert James Wharton, father, of 51, Bulwer Road, Ipswich. Religion CofE. Height: 5ft 7 1/4ins. Signed up for the duration of the war.

Service: 14th June 1917 left Folkstone for Boulogne.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 325103;

Regiment: Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 1st/8th Territorial Battalion.

Formerly 219088 – R.A.S.C.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

Enclosure No. 4XIV.H.34.

Bedford House Cemetery,

West Vlaanderen,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert J. & Sarah A. Wharton, of 51, Bulwer Road, Ipswich.




1901   2, Garrett’s Buildings, Ipswich.


Robert James Wharton, 39, a Coachman – Domestic, born Sea Dalling, Norfolk.

Sarah Ann Wharton (nee Letch), 41, born Sible Hedingham, Essex.

Oliver Frederick Wharton, 10, Lithograph Messenger, born Sible Hedingham.

Frederick James Wharton, 8, born Ipswich.

Lily May Wharton, 5, born Ipswich.


1911   51, Bulwer Road, Ipswich.


Robert, 49, a Coachman – Livery Stable.

Sarah, 50.

Frederick, 18, a Corn Merchant – Clerk.

Lily, 15.


Sarah signed to receive the return of Robert’s pocket book – 8th May 1920.


Sarah signed & received Robert’s British War & Victory medals on the 10th January 1922.


Soldiers’ Effects to Sarah A. Wharton – mother.

Robert is also remembered on St. Matthew’s church Memorial.


 Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 1st/8th Territorial Battalion

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