Robert Thomas Talbott

Royal Air Force

Personal Details

Born: Robert was born 2 September 1900 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family: He was the eldest of four children born to Harry Talbott, a canal wharf porter, and his wife Martha. He married Elsie Shard in 1929 in Whitchurch and together they had one child – John E.

Residence: From 1901 until at least 1919 when he was discharged from the Royal Air Force he lived at 7 Mill Street, Whitchurch. In 1939 he was living at 3 Wayland Road, Whitchurch which was his address at the time of his death in 1979.

Employment: His attestation in 1918 declared he was a cashier and bookkeeper; in 1939 he was an invoice and despatch clerk.

Died: In 1979 at the Copthorne Hospital, Shrewsbury, aged 79, and was buried on 23 January the same year in Whitchurch cemetery.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Air Force

Rank: Private

Service Number: 296143

Date of Enlistment: 18 September 1918

Date of Discharge: 9 March 1919

Reason for Discharge: Transfer to reserve

Medals and Awards

Not known


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