1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Robert Walter Stevens

Contributed by: Emma Bielby, on 2008-11-10

Robert Walter Stevens
First Name Robert Walter
Surname Stevens
Year of Birth 1885
Year of Death 1919
Regiment Royal Norfolk Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Thetford, Norfolk

Robert Walter's Story

Unfortunately no memories of my great-grandfather survive. His sons were tiny when he died of influenza in 1919. What we do know is his brothers all died in service of their country before him. Herbert, a career soldier, died in 1914. Ernest, the youngest brother, died in 1915 and Arthur, the only brother not in the Norfolk Regiment (he joined Suffolk's regiment instead) died in 1916.

I cannot imagine what my great-great grandparents felt when they lost their last son. I don't know if any of the other brothers had children or what happened to their families after they died.

I can only be thankful I will never have to live through such terrible times.

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