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Forename(s): Robert Francis
Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: 7864
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion
Division: 7th Division
Date of Death: 1915-06-15
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 12.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Robert Francis Mallpress was the son of William and Rosetta Mallpress, née Climpson and brother of Private Victor Kenneth Mallpress (2876) (q.v.). Their father was born at Chatteris, Cambridgeshire and mother in Holy Trinity [Parish], Maidstone, Kent.
1891 Harrogate, Yorkshire Census: 20, Regent Avenue - Robert Francis Malpress, aged 3 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of William and Rosetta Malpress.
1901 Birkenshaw, Yorkshire Census: Station Lane - Robert F. Malpress, aged 13 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Rosetta Malpress (married). [In 1911, Rosetta was employing the future Corporal Alexander Sutherland (M1/08675) (q.v.) as a chauffeur.]
1911 Alexandria, Egypt Census: Ras-el-Tim Barracks - Sgt. Robert Malpress, 1st Battalion Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment), aged 23 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire.
Robert was married to Alice Holliday in 1914.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Sjt Robert Mallpress, 7864, Yorks R. Qualifying date [for 1914 Star]: 5.10.14. Dead.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Sgt Robert Mallpress, 7864, 2/York. R. Dead.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Sgt Robert Mallpress, 7864, 2nd Bn Yorks Regt. Date and Place of Death: 15.6.15. In action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow Administratrix - Alice. £11 14s. 8d.
Robert and his brother Victor are commemorated on St Paul's Parish War Memorial, Birkenshaw.
Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th Division
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