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Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire
Service No: 23996
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery
Battalion / Unit: 'D' Battery 11th Brigade
Date of Death: 1918-11-29
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XII. A. 5.
CWGC Cemetery: TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE
Robert Windle (born 24 June 1892) was the son of James William and Amelia Windle, née Cawdrey and brother of Private Fred Windle (19545) (q.v.). Their father was born at Barnoldswick, Yorkshire and mother at Caldecote Hill, Hertfordshire.
1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Cobden Street - Robert Windle, aged 8 years, born Barnoldswick, son of James W. and Amelia Windle.
1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 34, York Street - Robert Windle, aged 18 years, born Barnoldswick. [Robert and his sister, Emily, were living with their sister, Ada and brother-in-law, Lawrence Carroll.]
Robert was married to Jane Boydell in 1914.
The British Army Service Record for Robert Windle exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gnr Robert Windle, L/23996, Royal Field Artillery.
‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
WINDLE, Gunner Robert, aged 26 years, R.F.A., brother of Mrs. Lawrence Carroll, 34, York Street, died from pneumonia, France, Nov. 29, 1918.
WINDLE, Gunner Robert, R.F.A. died from pneumonia Nov. 29, 1918.
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Gunner Robert WINDLE
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery
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