Robert Walter William Wass

Corporal

Machine Gun Corps 129105  
Durham Light Infantry   1st Training Reserve Battalion

Photos courtesy Bill Wass

photo of Robert Wass WW1

Robert in the Machine Gun Corps

Robert Wass in WW1

Robert in the Durham Light Infantry

Robert Wass in WW1

Studio photo of Robert in the MGC

Robert and Doris Wass WW1

Robert with sister Doris in summer 1917

Notes
Robert was the son of William and Jane Wass, born at Crich Carr in 1899.
During 1917 Robert was training at Cannock Chase, as part of the 1st Training Reserve Battalion, which was attached to the Durham Light Infantry (DLI).

1918 Crich voters
Robert Wass, Crich Carr; absent on military service.

Medal Roll Index card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

CENSUS INFORMATION

1901: Whatstandwell

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Wass Head 34 Wire drawer Crich Carr
Jane E Wass wife 34   Crich Carr
Lawson J Wass son 10   Crich Carr
Doris J Wass daughter 6   Crich Carr
Robert W. W. Wass son 2   Crich Carr

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1911: Whatstandwell

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Wass Head 44 Iron wire drawer Crich
Jane E Wass wife 44   Crich
Lawson J Wass son 20 Frame worker hosiery Crich
Doris J Wass daughter 16 Apprentice dress maker Crich
Robert W. W. Wass son 12 School Crich

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His uncles Frank Wass and Ernest Wass are also on the Roll of Honour.