Names on East Knoyle War Memorial

Robert Stanley Tanswell

Surname: Tanswell
Other names: Robert Stanley
Other people in this story:
John Tanswell
Louisa Tanswell nee Snook
Charles Victor Tanswell
Oliver David Tanswell
Henry Harold Tanswell
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Ismalia, Egypt
Holloway, East Knoyle, Wiltshire

Robert Stanley Tanswell was born on 5th September, 1894, in East Knoyle and baptised there on 7th October, 1894. He was the son of John Tanswell, a Farm Labourer, and Louisa Tanswell (nee Snook). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Labourer and living at Holloway, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private in the Royal Army Service Corps (Service No. DM2/168978). He served in Egypt with the 303rd Mechanical Transport Company and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died as a result of an accident on 10th May 1917 and was buried at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Ismalia, Egypt (grave id. A. 145.). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial.  Of his brothers, Oliver David Tanswell, Henry Harold Tanswell and Charles Victor Tanswell served and survived the conflict.

  • East Knoyle War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives