Born: 1895, Ipswich.

Died: 4th March 1918; age 25; died from Sarcoma of the testis – incision applied in 1917, and secondary growth in abdomen and neck etc., at “The Unicorn” Orwell Place, Ipswich.

Robert’s widow, Mabel Nesling was present at the death – “The Unicorn, Orwell Place, Ipswich.

Occupation: Secretary – Insurance Company.

Date of Entry Therein: 11th August 1915 – France.


Robert was commissioned Second Lieutenant with the 8th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps on the 27th November 1915.


Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 8th Battalion.

Formerly Private, 3110, 28th London Regiment (Artists Rifles).


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War & 1915 Star + Silver War badge.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





Robert’s Silver War medal & certificate (no. 149, 587) were sent to The Falcons, Walton, Felixstowe.




1901   ‘Inkerman Inn’, Norwich Road, Ipswich.


Robert was 8 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Robert Nesling, 32, a Licensed Victualler, born Cretingham, Suffolk.

Emma Florence Nesling (nee Last), 28, born Finningham, Suffolk.

Percy Edwin Nesling, 6, born Ipswich.

1 general domestic servant.


1911   68, Norfolk Road, Ipswich.


Robert was 18 years old, an Insurance Clerk. He was living with his parents & brother.

Robert, 42, a Master Butcher.

Emma, 38, Assisting in Business.

Percy, 16, an Apprentice to Leather Merchants.


On the 23rd November 1917, at the Register Officer, Edmonton, Middlesex, 24 year old Robert, an Insurance Company’s Secretary of 24, Ewart Grove, Wood Green, married 21 year old Mabel Mengenfri Memoress Raven, born March 1896, in Wood Green, Middlesex – daughter of Louis Raven, a fishmonger – shopkeeper – employer – own account, and Phoebe Raven (nee Burridge), of 303, High Street, Wood Green, Middlesex.


Probate to Robert Nesling – father, a butcher.


Robert is also remembered on the war memorial at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.



King’s Royal Rifle Corps & Machine Gun Corps.

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