Army Number : 269773
Battalion : 1/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.
Born and lived at Horsford, Norfolk, Son of George L. and Blanche Bacon, of The Heath, Horsford. He was an assistant in his fathers cow and milk business prior to enlisting at Norwich, Norfolk. Killed in action, 27th June 1917, by German shellfire, whilst in the line near Bully-Grenay, France.
Buried/Commemorated : Loos British Cemetery, France. Plot 19. Row G. Grave 10.
Private Robert Bacon is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
All Saint's Church War Memorial, Horsford, Norfolk.
His brother Private Everitt Bacon, 1/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, also fell in the Great War.