|Last Known Address
||Thistle Road, Thorney Close. Sunderland.
||Married in 1929 to Eliza Fairless. Children are still alive.
|Unit of Service
||South Lancashire Regiment
|Number and Rank
|Date & Place of Death
||Sunderland. 23rd August 1976. Aged 84
Details of any Medals, conflict, training or operations which the deceased had participated in during service.
Robert enlisted on the 27th January 1917.
Robert was awarded the The British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
It is believed he served in Salonika in 1918. For more information on the campaign by British and French forces go to: http://www.1914-1918.net/salonika.htm
Other general information. online links, images etc.
Robert was born on the 13th June 1892 in Sunderland.
Below is the 1901 and 1911 Census where he is listed with his family, Parents Anthony and Sarah Hull both born in 1861.
In the 1901 Census Robert's family lived in Durham Street, West Harlepool. It is here his younger brother William was born.
In the 1911 Census Robert is listed aged 17 living at 89 Ward Street in the Bishopwearmouth area of Sunderland. It was not uncommon for parents not to know the correct age of their children as large families were commonplace and many children died young. On the census form it shows 7 children were born to his mother Sarah but only 4 survived by 1911. Both Robert and William are listed as working as Errand Boys
Prior to joining the army Robert worked in Villette Road with horses (See picture below),
It is believed he worked for one of the first motorised taxi company's in Sunderland.
After leaving the army he worked with his father in the family business in Chester Road running a cobblers shop.
Below: The 1901 Census.
The 1911 Census.
Below: Robert in the Church or Boy's Brigade.
Below: Robert working with horses in 1914.
Below: Roberts Service Book.
Below: Robert in Uniform.
Below: Robert in Salonika in 1918. This was on a postcard. The back is below the picture.
Below: Roberts Transfer Document to the Reserve in 1920.
Robert and his wife Eliza Fairless's marriage entry.
Roberts Entry of death in 1976.
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