Robert is remembered on the Great Eastern Railway war memorial, Liverpool Street Station, London.


Born: 1886, Claydon, Suffolk.

Died: 26th September 1916; age: 30; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Employed: as an Under Shunter. Robert joined the company in May 1902, as a Lad Porter at Claydon. In December 1902 he was transferred to Wivenhoe, Essex, then in June 1907 to Ipswich, where he was promoted to Under Shunter.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; volunteered for the Colours, May 1915.

Date of Entry Therein: 12th November 1915 – Balkans.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 21911.

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers, 8th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 10B, 11B & 12 B.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Woollard, of Paper Mill Lane, Claydon, Suffolk.




1891   Claydon, Suffolk.


Robert was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas Woollard, 32, a Factory Labourer, born Little Blakenham, Suffolk.

Elizabeth Woollard (nee Lay), 34, born Bramford, Suffolk.

Maud Woollard, 9, born Bramford.

Lily Kate Woollard, 7, born Claydon.

Walter Woollard, 2, born Claydon – died 1891, Claydon.


1901   Barham Green, Suffolk.


Robert was 15 years old, a Servant – Labourer on Farm for 65 year old, widower, Joseph leech, a Thatcher.


1911   31, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.


Robert was 24 years old, a Railway Carriage Coupler – G.E.Railways. He was a Boarder at the home of 44 year old, Henry Walter Cousins, a G.E.Railways Signalman.


Soldiers’ Effects to Thomas Woollard – father.

Extra information courtesy of Keith Barker – Great Eastern Railway Society

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