Robert Buckley Witts

Personal Details

Born: 13 October 1877 in Nantwich, Cheshire and baptised 6 June 1881 at St. Michael`s Parish Church, Coventry, Warwickshire.

Family: He was the sixth of at least seven children born to Francis Buckley Witts, a painter, and his wife Ann. He married Clara Jennings in 1907 in Nantwich, Cheshire; the couple had four children; Doris, Maurice, Christina and Eric.

Residence: At the time of his birth, his family were living in Nantwich, Cheshire. In 1881 their address was 26 Woodland Terrace, Crewe, Cheshire. In 1901 he was a boarder at 38 Lewis Street, Monks Coppenhall, Nantwich, Cheshire. By 1911, now married with a daughter, they were living at 52 Ford Lane, Crewe, Cheshire.  On the1919 Absent Voters` List an address of 1 Edgeley Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire was given for him, however no other connection with Whitchurch can be found. From at least 1939 until the time of his death in 1949 his home was Richmond Cottage, Bishopton Lane, Ripon, Yorkshire.

Employment: On the 1901 Census his occupation was described as an iron moulder. Railway employment records show that from 1891 until 1910 he working for the London and North Western Railway. In 1911 he was working as an assurance agent and in 1939 a manufacturer`s agent.

Died: 8 October 1949 in Ripon, Yorkshire, aged 71.

Military Details

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