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Sergeant Robert Peter Backhouse

Army Number : 11646

Battalion : 17th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Medal Entitlement.
The 1914 Star.
The British War Medal.
The British Victory Medal.

Born and enlisted at Ipswich, Suffolk. Son of Robert Carter and Esther Backhouse, of 3 Short Street, St. Clements, Ipswich, Norfolk. He was a general labourer prior to enlisting into the 1/8th Battalion, 7th July 1911. He went to France 4th November 1914 with the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment. He was promoted Sergeant 25th April 1917. He died of wounds, 22nd September 1917, at No. 53 Casulty Clearing Station, Bailleul, France.

Buried/Commemorated : Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Plot 3. Row E. Grave 173.

Sergeant Robert Peter Backhouse is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
Ipswich War Memorial, Ipswich, Norfolk.