Sergeant Robert Peter Backhouse

Army Number: 11646

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

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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 on 4th November 1914 with the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment. He was promoted to Sergeant on 25th April 1917. He died of wounds, 22nd September 1917, at No. 53 Casualty Clearing Station, Bailleul, France.

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

Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

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