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Robert William Ford DANVERS

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Surname: DANVERS

Forename(s): Robert William Ford

Place of Birth: South Kensington, Middlesex

Service No: ---

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Suffolk Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 11th (Service) Battalion. (Cambridgeshire)

Division: 34th Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: 1917-08-26

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: A. 1.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: DENT, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Robert William Ford Danvers (born 11 September 1894) was the son of Robert Augustus and Sylvia Bertha Peplow Danvers, née Ford. Robert, senior, was born at Oudh, India and Sylvia at London, Middlesex.

1901 St. James, London Census: A11, The Albany - Robert W.F. Danvers, aged 6 years, born London. [Robert and his mother Sylvia B.P. Danvers were visiting, Susanah [sic] Oxenham, widow.]

Robert attended United Services College (now Haileybury) 1909-11.

1911 Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk Census: St. Andrews House, 13, St. Andrews Street - Robert William Ford Danvers, aged 16 years, born South Kensington, London. [Robert was visiting William Oxenham Cautley, Capt. and Hon. Major, 3rd Bn. Suffolk Regiment.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Robert William Ford Danvers, 1385, 6th Suff. R.; 2 Lt Suffolk R. Commissioned: 4.11.14. Theatre of War first served in: France. Date of entry therein: 10.2.16. Died K. in A. 26.8.17. Correspondence: Mrs. J.F. Lawrie (Mother remarried) 15, Earls Court Gardens, S.W. 5.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: 2 Lieut R.W.F. Danvers. K. in A. 26.8.17.

Record of Officers' Effects: 2 Lt R.W.F. Danvers, Suffolk. Date and Place of Death: 26.8.17. K. in A. To whom issued/Amount: Mother and Sole Legatee - Mrs Sylvia Bertha Peplow Danvers. £75 19s. 6d. Messrs Cox & Co. - £20 5s. 4d. Executrix - Mrs Mary Graham Noyes. £33 1s. 5d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) for Robert not found.

Robert’s connection with Dent was through his great-grandmother, Agnes Ann Burra, née Fawcett, who was born at Dent in 1810, the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Fawcett.

Robert is commemorated on Haileybury (Hailey House) Roll of Honour.

A short biography of Robert is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 – But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Suffolk Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Suffolk Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 34th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 34th Division

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Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: DANVERS

Forename(s): Robert William Ford





Rank: 2/Lt

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment

Battalion: 3rd Battalion


Died Date: 26/08/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War:


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: DANVERS

Forename(s): Robert William Ford

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment

Unit: 3rd Bn.

Age: 21


Died Date: 26/08/1917

Additional Information: Eldest son of Sylvia B. P. Lawrie (formerly Danvers), of 15, Earl's Court Gardens, Earl's Court, London, and the late R. A. Danvers. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: HIS LIFE FOR KING & COUNTRY)


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