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Robert M Wanless


Service No:


Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment), 1st Battalion



Commemorated / Buried:
Aeroplane Cemetery

Service History:
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland. Formerly 29939, Leicestershire Regiment.

Born at Alnwick, Northumberland, the son of Thomas & Eleanor Wanless who occupied the Plough Hotel, Bondgate Without, Alnwick at the time of the 1911 Census. Thomas was the proprietor & livery stable keeper. Robert was a barman. The Plough Hotel had 17 rooms & there were 3 Wanless children: Robert (29); Catherine (18); & Archbold J. (7). In addition, there was a step-son, Albert F. Cairns (17); a step-daughter, Eva Cairns (15); an uncle, James Mole (77); 2 boarders; & 3 servants.

Local memorial:
Alnwick War Memorial Alnwick, 1914-1918 Plaque in former premises of the Duke’s School (Source: For Duke's School, Dudley George; August 2018)