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Robert Wilson Wyer

Biography of Private Robert Wilson Wyer (12129)
7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

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Robert Wilson Wyer

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Haconby, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth registration:
Jan – Mar 1885

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:
William Wyer

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Kirkby Underwood, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Farm Labourer

Mother’s Name:
Sarah Elizabeth Wilson

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Haconby, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1882 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Annie Lizzie Wyer, 1883, Haconby
Robert Wilson Wyer, 1885, Haconby
Edmund Wyer, 1887, Haconby
Ethel Jane Wyer, 1889, Haconby
Emily Wyer, 1891, Haconby
Sarah Elizabeth Wyer, 1892, Haconby
William Wyer, 1894, Haconby
John George Wyer, 1896, Haconby
Kathleen Wyer, 1900, Haconby
Hilda Mary Wyer, 1902, Haconby

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 with the Wilson family possible his uncle as a nephew in Oldham. The census gives him an age of 26 and he is listed as a Labourer.

Relatives in services:
Robert’s brother’s Edmund and William Wyer and cousins John Thomas Wyer, Harry Sandall, John William sandal and Walter Sandall also fought and were killed in WW1. Edmund Wyer, William Wyer and Harry Sandall can be found on our page dedicated to the Haconby War Memorial, John Thomas Wyer on the Kirkby Underwood War Memorial and John William Sandall and Walter Sandall on the Rippingale War Memorial.

Newspaper Mentions:
Grantham Journal Saturday 3rd October 1914

Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private Robert Wilson Wyer, 12129, 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 3rd July 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 Private Robert Wilson Wyer, 12129, 9th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 3 July 1916.
Remembered with Honour Thiepval Memorial
Panel Ref: Pier and Face 1C

More information:

Robert Wilson Wyer

Thiepval Memorial

Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.