Robert Patience

Surname: Robert
Other names: Patience
Other people in this story:
Joseph Patience
Sarah Patience
Ellen Blackman
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Dorset
Ingatestone, Sussex

Robert Patience was born in 1871 in Motcombe, Dorset, (according to military records) the son of Joseph or Joshua or Josiah (differs in each Census) Patience and Sarah Patience. He enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment on 10 Sep 1890. (Service No. 3098). He transferred to the Royal Field Artillery on 24 Jan 1901 (Service No. 22158) and served in India and Egypt. He was awarded the India Medal 1901 and Clasp 'Tirah - North West Frontier'. He was discharged to reserves on 9 Sep 1902. He married Ellen Blackman on 18 Dec 1904 and they had four children. Robert was re-embodied on 19 Nov 1914 as a Driver and served in France with the 30th Brigade, RFA. He sustained gunshot wounds to the left thigh during his service which counted towards an eventual pension. He was demobilized on 31 Mar 1920 and awarded the Victory and British Medals as well as the 1915 Star. His last known address in 1920, per his discharge documents, was 1 Terrace Stock, Ingatestone, Sussex. It is not know when he died.

(Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.)


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