Broadstairs War Memorial WWI Casualty list:

Private Robert Charles Pitcher
Born: Gravesend, Kent
Connections: Great Yarmouth
Brother: Thomas Pitcher (Served with the Royal Engineers)
Father: Crew member of a Trinty House Light Ship on the East Coast
Son in law of: Superintendant of Broadstairs and St Peter’s Fire Brigade (Mr.T.Farrier)
Employed: As a waiter at The Balmoral Hotel, Broadstairs
Enlisted: December 1914, Ramsgate
Service Number: G/4979
Unit: 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) – Posted to France, April 1915 – Wounded 28th September 1915 – Posted back to France, April 1915 – Wounded again 13th January, 1916
Date of death: 11th September, 1916
Cause of Death: Killed accidently by a bomb (grenade)
Age: 27yrs
Burial location: Carnoy Military Cemetery
Grave Ref: B, 3

Research courtesy of John T Williams


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