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Name:
Robert Sayer
Casualty No.:
Initials:
R
Service No.:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
37
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
Durham Light Infantry
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Barningham, Grouse Cottage
Civilian Employment:
Cause of Death:
Wounds
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Grouse Cottage, Barningham
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Barningham
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

Robert was wounded at the battle of the Somme and died at home in Barningham in May 1917.

His remains were interred at Barningham Churchyard, where Major Gough placed a Union Jack on his coffin. 

Teesdale Mercury-02/05/1917: Local and other notes: Union Jack on coffin

Family Details:

Stepson of Hezekiah Birtwistle

Notes:

Barningham Gamekeeper

Images:
Sources:
First Name: Barningham Local History Group; Last Name: Barningham Local History Group; Ranks: Barningham Local History Group; Unit: Barningham Local History Group; Age at Death: Barningham Local History Group; Age at Death: Barningham Local History Group; Place of Death: Barningham Local History Group; Family Details: Barningham Local History Group; Notes: Barningham Local History Group; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;