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robertroundRobert Round was born in Accrington, he was the son of Daniel and Catherine Round and by 1914 was living with them at 153 Rippon Street, Preston.

Robert  was seventeen years and eight months old when he enlisted in the Army Special Reserve on 22nd August 1914. He had been working as a weaver, and had no previous military experience.

At his enlistment medical he was described as being just over five feet tall, weighing 101 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair.

The following day, he was posted into the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Between 30th October 1914 until 6th February 1915 he was posted into the 11th (Service) Battalion who were still training in the UK. He then rejoined the 3rd Battalion and was soon after promoted to Lance Corporal. Robert qualified as a 1st Class Signaler at the Felixstowe Brigade School of Signaling.

On 1st June 1915, he was stripped of his stripe and reverted to Private after having been absent from a parade, being found in his hut 4 1/2 hours later. Two days later he was posted into the 1st Battalion and sailed to join them in France.

On the opening day of the Battle of Loos, 25th September 1915, Robert suffered a gunshot wound and was further wounded by gas. He rejoined his Battalion from hospital in the November.

On 26th October 1916, Robert returned to the UK, posted back to the 3rd Battalion at the Depot.

Robert remained in the UK until setting sail with the 1/12th Battalion for Egypt on 29th November 1917.

On 30th December 1917, Robert was reported as being missing, presumed drowned, after their ship, the HT Aragon troopship was torpedoed and sank when entering the port of Alexandria.

>>Read about the Aragon here<< 

No effects were send to his family. The following article appeared in a local newspaper reporting his death.

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Robert is remembered on the Chatby memorial in Egypt.

Rank: Private
Service No: 2964
Date of Death: 30/12/1917
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 12th Bn.
Memorial: CHATBY MEMORIAL

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2 Responses to 2964 PTE. R. ROUND. L.N.LAN.R

  1. William Cubillo says:

    Very good article about my grandfather. When you are young you do not realise what your forbears went through. Every soldier in that war was a hero.

  2. Susan Round says:

    Thrilled to see this article about my father’s cousin. His brother Daniel was with the 8th battalion Royal Fusiliers, killed in action 7/7/1916.

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