Robert Patience

Surname: Patience
Other names: Robert
Other people in this story:
Joseph Patience
Sarah Patience
Ellen Patience née Blackman
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Dorset
Terrace Stock, 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 10th September 1890 (Service No. 3098). He transferred to the Royal Field Artillery on 24th January 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 the reserves on 9th September 1902. He married Ellen Blackman on 18th December 1904 and they had four children. Robert was re-embodied on 19th November 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 31st March 1920 and awarded the Victory and British War 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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