Born: 22 January 1884.
Family: The second child of Samuel and Fanny Hares of Ash Acres, Ightfield, Whitchurch, Shropshire. He married Agnes Frances Corvesor in 1921 and together they had 3 children – Margaret A, Joan F and John P.
Civilian Occupation: After school he became a draper’s assistant.
Residence: In 1911 was living in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, where he lived until his death. The 1939 Register records the family living at 1 Cliff Gardens, Bridgnorth, Shropshire.
Died: Robert died in 1946 aged 62.
Regiment: Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Service Number: 033693
Date of Enlistment: 11 July 1917
Date of Discharge: 18 April 1920
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation