Born: 1895, Ipswich.

Died: 4th March 1918; age 25 – Died in Ipswich from injuries received in France.

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

Joined the King’s Royal Rifle Corps – 27th November 1915.


Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps & Machine Gun Corps.

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


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


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





Robert’s Silver War medal & certificate (no. 149, 587) was 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.


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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