Born in No Man’s Heath, Malpas, Cheshire in 1882, the third son of William and Ellen Ankers of Church Street, Malpas, Cheshire.
Husband to Harriet Ankers (nee Warburton) (married 1914) and father of Charles.
Robert was a postman prior to enlisting.
Regiment : 8th Battalion London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)
Rank : Rifleman
Service Number : 372125, formerly 4581
Killed in action; France 7 October 1916 Aged 34