Biography of Gunner Robert Day (94461)
214th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery
Died 28th July 1917


  • Name: Robert Day
    Date of birth: 1887
    Place of Birth: Thurlby, Lincolnshire, England
    Date of Birth Registration: July – September 1887
    Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

  • Name: John Day
  • DOB: 1850
  • Place of Birth: Waldringfield, Suffolk, England
  • Occupation: Gardener and rat catcher

  • Name: Sarah Amelia Louth
  • DOB: 1849
  • Place Of Birth: Swayfield, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1875 Bourne District
Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • John Day, 1876, Bourne
  • George Day, 1878, Bourne
  • Sarah Eliza Day, 1880, Thurlby
  • Ellen Day, 1883, Thurlby
  • William Day, 1885, Thurlby
  • Robert Day, 1887, Thurlby
  • Charles Day, 1889, Langtoft

  • 1891: Robert is living with his parents in Langtoft, Lincolnshire.
  • 1901: Robert is living with his parents at Walk Cottage. The census gives him an age of 13 and he is listed as a farm boy.
  • 1911: Robert is living with his wife and 3 children at Langtoft, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 24 and he is listed as a waggoner on farm.
Relatives in services

  • None found

  • Name: Lily Gertrude Robinson
  • Date of birth: 1888
  • Place of Birth: Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, England


  • Date of Marriage: 2nd December 1907
  • Place of Marriage: Langtoft, Lincolnshire , England


  • John Robert Day, 1908, Langtoft
  • James William Day, 1909, Langtoft
  • Charles Day, 1911, Langtoft
  • Winifred Ellen Day, 1914, Langtoft


Wife’s parents

  • Father: John Robinson
  • Mother: Jane Jarvis Bingham
Newspaper Mentions

  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • Available
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Gunner Robert Day, 94461, Royal Garrison Artillery was killed in action on 28th July 19-17 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.
Pension Records

  • None found

Effects Left To

  • Wife Lily Gertrude



  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal

  • UK:
  • Langtoft, Roll of Honour in St Michael and All Angels Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Gunner R Day, 94461, 214th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery who died on 28 July 1917
  • Remembered with honour, Mendinghem Military Cemetery

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Fleckney on the 3rd December 1916
  • Died of wounds


  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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