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Robert Wand

Biography of Lance Corporal Robert Wand (9010)
6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

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Robert Wand

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Haconby, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth Registration:
Jul-Sept 1883

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England



No marriage for Robert has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name:
Richard Wand

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Rippingale, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
farm Labourer

Mother’s Name:
Sarah Ann Ellis

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Haconby, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1865 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Elizabeth E Wand, 1869, Haconby
John Joseph Wand, 1872, Haconby
Thomas E Wand, 1876, Haconby
Harry Wand, 1878, Haconby
Edward Wand, 1880, Haconby
Robert Wand, 1883, Haconby
Eliza Wand, 1887, Haconby
Plus 5 more which name are unknown taken from 1911 census

1891 Census
Robert is living with his parents in Haconby.

1901 Census:
Robert is living with his parents in Haconby.

1911 Census
Robert is living in Dunsby with Martin Family as a Servant. The census gives him an age of 26 and he is listed as a farm wagnor.

Relatives in services:
Robert’s cousins Tom Hutchins and Edward Ellis also fought and were killed in WW1. Tom and Edward can be found on our page dedicated to the Haconby War Memorial.
His nephew Thomas Wand who also fought and was killed in WW1. Thomas can be found on his page dedicated to the Dunsby War Memorial.

Newspaper Mentions:
Grantham Journal Saturday 3rd October 1914
Grantham Journal Saturday 7th October 1916

Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Lance Corporal Robert Wand, 9010, 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 14th September 1916 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
Robert’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal
The 15 Star


Haconby, plaque in St Andrew’s Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In Memory of Lance Corporal R Wand, 9010, 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 14 September 1916.
Remembered with Honour Ovillers Military Cemetery
Grave Ref: I. A. 12.

More information:

Robert Wand

Ovillers Military Cemetery

Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.