ROBERT JAMES WYMER

Born: 11th August 1898, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.

Baptised: 19th October 1898, at St. Mary Stoke Church, Ipswich. Mother – Annie Wymer, of 2, Railway Cottages, Wherstead Road, Ipswich. Father recorded as Robert John Wymer, a labourer.

Died: 22nd August 1918; age 20; KiA.

Residence: 73, Stoke Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Reading, Berkshire.

 

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 32105

Regiment: Somerset Light Regiment, 8th Battalion.

Formerly: 39788, Devonshire Regiment.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

The body was exhumed in September 1923 from Bucquoy Communal Cemetery, identified by a standard cross on the grave, clothing, numerals, boots, Cpl. Chervons (332 on boots), and reburied.

 

Grave Reference:

B. 5.

Fillievres British Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Nephew of Mrs. Sarah Jane Wright, of 73, Stoke Street, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1911   226, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.

 

Robert was 12 years old and living with his aunt & cousins.

Sarah Chittock (nee Baker), 53, widow, born Benhall, Suffolk.

David Charles Chittock, 33, a Fitter Assistant for the Railway, born Ipswich.

Audrey Joyce Chittock, 10, born Ipswich.

 

On Robert’s birth certificate, his mother, Annie (born 1870, Ipswich) recorded that her surname was Wymer (nee Baker), and recorded Percy’s father as Robert James Wymer, a bricklayer’s labourer.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Mrs. Sarah Jane Wright (wife of Thomas Wright) – aunt.

 

 Somerset Light Regiment, 8th Battalion

 

 

 

 

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  • Baptised in St Mary’s Church, Stoke, Ipswich on 19th Oct 1898. Father’s name given as Robert John Wymer, Labourer and Mother, Annie. Lived at 2 Railway Cottages, Wherstead Road, Ipswich

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