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Southwell Nottinghamshire
Robert Townsend was born in 1890 in Southwell and was the son of Walter a lace maker and Mary Townsend née Senescall. His father Walter was born in 1858 in Tiverton and his mother Mary Senescall was born in 1863 in Castleworth, they were married in 1881 their marriage was recorded in the Nottingham Registration District , they went on to have the following children, William Henry b1882 Nottm, Alfred b1883 Nottm, Walter b1884 Nottm, Elizabeth b1888 Nottm, Priscilla b1889 Southwell, Robert b1890 Southwell, Fanny b1894 Southwell and Alice b1895 Southwell. In 1911 he lived with his brother William, his wife Mary Jane and family on Chatham Street Southwell Nottinghamshire, he is shown as being 19 yrs of age and a miller journeyman.
He was a miller.
25 Nov 1915
573533 - CWGC Website
8th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Corporal Robert Townsend enlisted at Lincoln and served with the 8th battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He landed in France on 10th September 1915 and was killed in action on 25th November 1915. He is buried in Chapelle D'Armentieres New Military Cemetery, France.
Chappelle-D'Armentieres New Military Cemetery, Nord, France. His brother was Sergeant Walter Townsend he enlisted on 10th September 1914 at Hull whist residing at Southwell and served with the 11th battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. He was promoted to Sergeant on 12th September 1914. He landed in France on 7th March 1916, he had been wounded, diagnosed with shell shock on 8th April 1916, and died due to uremic convulsions at No. 4 Casualty Clearing Station on 17th June 1916.
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