Bevan, Robert

Robert Bevan was born in Flint, Flintshire during 1894.

The 1911 Census tells us that the head of the family was William Bevan aged 53, who was employed as a Brick Setter (He worked on the kilns, stacking and ‘setting’ the bricks ready for firing). His wife Margaret Bevan aged 50 and their four children – Margaret Bevan aged 18, a Dairy Worker, Robert Bevan aged 16, also a Brick Setter, William Bevan aged 13 and George Bevan aged 8 years.    Margaret’s mother Ellen Williams aged 88 also lived with them. The family at this time resided at Coleshill Farm, Flint.

UK Soldiers Who Died in The Great War 1914-19 accessible on Ancestry, records his regimental details and tells us that he enlisted in Flint and that he was killed in action on the 27th March 1918

On 21 June 1918 a payment of £18.7s 5d was made by the War Office to William Bevan, this being monies owed to his son Robert.  On 27 November 1919 a further payment which was recorded as a War Gratuity of £14.10s 0d was also made to him.

Robert Bevan is also remembered on the Flint Town war memorial, St Mary’s Parish Church, Bagillt and the North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales.

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for him at the County Archives Office, Hawarden, which was completed on 5 September 1919 by his brother William Bevan.

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