Company Sergeant Major Robert Lilliman
Sherwood Foresters Badge

Army Number : 25502

Battalion : 16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Staveley, Derbyshire. Son of Henry and Hannah of 143, Blake Street, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire. Husband of Lillian Francis Elizabeth Lilliman, 53 Sherwood Street, Mansfield Woodhouse. He was a coal miner at Langwith Colliery, Derbyshire prior to enlisting at Mansfield 21st April 1915. He was appointed Lance Corporal 17th May 1915, promoted to Corporal 2nd June 1915, Sergeant 25th June 1915 and Colour Sergeant Major 24th August 1916. He went to France 6th March 1916 and was killed in action 10th October 1916 in the attack on Schwaben Redoubt, Thiepval, France during the Battle of the Somme.

Buried/Commemorated : Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

His brothers Private Joseph Lilliman, 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment and Private William Henry Lilliman, 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regimenta also fell in the Great War.

Thiepval Memorial, France.
Photograph of name or grave not yet obtained.
C.S.M. Lilliman is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
Yeoman Memorial Park War Memorial, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire.