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Robert Williams was born, lived and enlisted in Preston. His parents were named John and Elizabeth, he had a brother named Edward and three sisters; Gertrude, Elizabeth and Anne.

Robert enlisted on 11th June 1912 and landed in France on 3rd September 1914 to join the 1st Battalion in the field.

Robert was killed on 23rd November 1914. He is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres.

1st Battalion War Diary: 23rd November 1914. Battalion still at Hazebrouck refitting. Very cold. Snow which fell 4 days ago still lying on the ground


Rank: Private
Service No: 1957
Date of Death: 23/11/1914 (KIA)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.

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