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Name:
Robert Fawcett
Casualty No.:
Initials:
R
Service No.:
97084
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Ox Pasture Scargill
Age at Death:
30
Ranks:
Private; Lance Corporal
Unit:
Northumberland Fusiliers: 3rd Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (2/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters)
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
37, Horse Market, Barnard Castle, Johnson's Corner
Civilian Employment:
Butcher
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds. Shot in the chest.
Date of Death:
24-January-1918
Place of Death:
62, Casualty Clearing Station
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Bowes Museum War Memorial: St Mary's Church, Barnard Castle
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Haringe Military Cemetery, Belgium
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

After being shot in the chest Robert was taken to No. 62 Casualty Clearing Station where he died. In a letter to his widow, Sister E.M. Smith states that:

'He was in this ward for several days, and, although he was bright and cheerful, his wound was of such a serious nature that it was impossible for him to recover. Everything possible was done for him. Just before he passed away he spoke of you and his little one."

Teesdale Mercury-08/05/1918: Local and other notes: Letter announcing death

Teesdale Mercury-23/04/1919: In memoriam

Teesdale Mercury-15/05/1918: Return Thanks Notices

 

Family Details:

Son of William and Elizabeth Fawcett. Robert married Harriott of 22 Coronation Street. 

Notes:

Robert was educated at the Morritt Memorial Schools, Startforth. Prior to the war he served as an apprentice to John Johnson, a local butcher in Horsemarket. Robert  took over the business on his retirement.

He was first drafted to the Northumberland Fusiliers, and afterwards transferred to the Sherwood Foresters.

Teesdale Mercury-01/05/1918: Local and other notes: Wounded

Teesdale Mercury-15/05/1918: Roll of Honour Notice

 

 

Images:
Sources:
First Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); St Mary's data; Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury 08.05.1918 - Page 3: Column 1; Last Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); St Mary's data; Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury 08.05.1918 - Page 3: Column 1; Service: St Mary's data; Private Individual;; Ranks: St Mary's data; Private Individual;; Unit: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); St Mary's data; Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury 08.05.1918 - Page 3: Column 1; Service Number: St Mary's data; Private Individual;; Place of Birth: St Mary's data; Date of Birth: St Mary's Data; Home Address: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Age at Death: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Cause of Death: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Place of Death: St Mary's data; Date of Death Day: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Date of Death Month: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Date of Death Year: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Buried: St Mary's data; Private Individual;; Death Notice / Obituary: Teesdale mercury; Notes: Teesdale Mercury 08.05.1918 - Page 3: Column 1; Family Details: St Mary's data; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Mercury 08.05.1918 - Page 3: Column 1;