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Wife: Lizzie Annie Buffett
Born: 1883 in Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire 1 (see note 1) Census: 1911 in Cambridge (see note 2) Occupation: 1911 General Servant Father: Mother:
Husband: Robert Wilson Married: 1914 in Cambridgeshire 1 (see note 3)
Born: ABT 1885 in Trumpington Christened: 5 Apr 1885 in Trumpington (see note 4) Census: 1891 in Whitelocks Yard, Trumpington (see note 5) Census: 1901 at 7 Whitelocks Yard, Trumpington (see note 6) Occupation: 1901 Houseboy Domestic Census: 1911 in Whitelocks Yard, Trumpington (see note 7) Occupation: 1911 General Carter Member: 1912 Trumpington Cricket Club 2 Member: Trumpington Free Church 3 Military: 1914 - 1916 4 Died: 1 Jul 1916 in The Somme, France 5 (see note 8) Father: Joseph Wilson (1863 - 1948) Mother: Elizabeth Emma Poulter (1859 - 1937) Media link: https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4817770 Media desc: Lives of the First World War Media link: http://www.trumpingtonlocalhistorygroup.org/subjects_cricket.html Media desc: Trumpington Cricket Club
Sources: (1) FreeBMD website. (2) Trumpington Cricket web page. (3) Trumpington Free Church war memorial. (4) Roll of Honour, in Trumpington Village Hall. (5) Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. Event Notes Note (1) Lizzie Ann Buffit: Sep 1883 Linton 3b 503 Note (2) Age 27, born Weston Colville. General Servant, with George and Ellen Hawkins Note (3) Jun 1914 Linton 3b 1185 Note (4) Apr 5 WILSON Robert of Joseph & Emma otp farm lab Note (5) Age 6, born Trumpington, with family Note (6) Age 16, born Trumpington, with family. Houseboy Domestic Note (7) Age 26, born Trumpington, with brother Albert, both with their widowed aunt Mary Wilson. General Carter Note (8) WILSON, ROBERT Rank: Private Service No: 13649 Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 32 Regiment/Service: Suffolk Regiment 11th Bn. Grave Reference XV. H. 8. Cemetery SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2 Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Emma Wilson, of Whitelock Building, Trumpington; husband of Lizzie Wilson, of 49, Chapel Rd., Weston Colville, Cambs. Robert was a well known amateur cricketer and considered to be one of the best bowlers in the county. He was killed on the first day of the battle of the Somme, which claimed 60,000 British casualties of whom 20,000 were killed. The battle in total cost 420,000 British lives and resulted in the award of 51 Victoria Crosses, nine on day 1 of which 6 were posthumously awarded. After 100 days of fighting the objective set for day 1 had not been reached Copyright Trumpington Local History Group 2019 Email TLHG Return to TLHG introduction page Name Index