Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.


Born: 1889, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire.

Died: 30th July 1915; age: 26; Died of Wounds received in war and Septicaemia at Broadwater Hospital, Belstead Road, Ipswich.

Residence: 3, Blythewood Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, Warwickshire.

Occupation: Barman.

Enlistment Location: Birmingham, Warwickshire.

Date of Entry Therein: 19th January 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 11824.

Regiment: Royal Berkshire Regiment, Princess Charlotte of Wales’s, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:IMG_6710


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1901   Coventry Road, Coleshill, Warwickshire.


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

John Dakin, 65, an Innkeeper – employer, born Great Barr, Staffordshire.

Selina Dakin (nee Main), 44, born Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Stanley Main, 16, a Barman, born Newport, Monmouthshire.

1 general domestic servant.


1911   Plough & Farrow, Roughley, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire.


Robert was 21 years old, a Billiard Saloon Proprietor – own account. He was living with his mother & her new husband.

Benjamin Scattergood, 62, a Publican, born Over Whitacre, North Warwickshire.

Selina, 53, assisting in the business.

1 general domestic servant.


In 1912, King’s Norton, Warwickshire, Robert married Lizzie May Holt, born 1890, Wilnecote, Warwickshire. They had 1 son:

Robert S. Dakin, born 1913, Aston, Warwickshire.


Soldiers’ Effects to Lizzie M. Dakin – widow.


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