Robert Kneebone (1893–1963)

Private

(Royal) Army Service Corps M/37778  

Photo courtesy Carol Corley

Robert Kneebone

Notes
Robert was born at Crich in about 1894 son of Philip and Sarah (nèe Poyser) Kneebone. Before serving in the Army he worked as a wood machinist.

1918 Crich voters
Robert Kneebone, Chapel Row, Crich; absent on military service.

Medal Roll Index
He was awarded the Victory and British war medals

1939 Register: 32 Alexandra Road, Wednesbury
Robert Kneebone b.29 December 1893: wood cutting machinist
Maud F Kneebone b.27 January 1901
Robert G Kneebone b.12 September 1925; school
George Martin b.7 November 1883; nut & bolt warehouse
One closed record

Robert Kneebone married Maud F Berry in September qtr 1924 (Wallsall reg district)

During the Second World War Robert served in the Home Guard.

Photo courtesy Carol Corley

Rpbert Kneebone in the Home Guard

37th Staffordshire (Darlaston) Battalion of the Home Guard circa 1941/42
Robert Kneebone seated, fourth from the left,
He was a captain in E Company

Further photographs and information on 37th Stafffordshire (Darlaston) Battalion of the Home Guard can be found on the following link:

37th Stafffordshire (Darlaston) Home Guard


CENSUS INFORMATION

1901: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Philip Kneebone head 67 Wood yard labourer Crich
Sarah R Kneebone wife 46   Crich
Philip Kneebone son 25 woodworker Crich
Ralph Kneebone son 10   Crich
David Kneebone son 8   Crich
Robert Kneebone son 7   Crich

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1911: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Philip Kneebone head 77 Wood yard labourer Crich
Sarah Rebecca Kneebone wife 56   Crich
Ralph Kneebone son 20 Stationary engineman Crich
David Kneebone son 19 Wood sawyer Crich
Robert Kneebone son 17 Wood machinist Crich

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