Pickering, Robert Henry

Robert Henry Pickering was born in Rhyl, Flintshire, North Wales on 20 January 1888.

The 1911 Census shows that the family lived at 13 Hope Place, Rhyl, Flintshire.  The head of the family was Daniel Pickering aged 47, a Joiner. His wife Elizabeth Pickering aged 54 and their three children – Robert Henry Pickering aged 23, who was employed as a Barman, Harold Pickering aged 15 and Charles Pickering aged 13 years.

Robert enlisted at the Recruitment Centre, Rhyl with 22 Company, Machine Gun Corps.

On 12 July 1917, a payment of £9. 14s. 4d. was made by the War Office to Mr Daniel Pickering, being monies owed to his son Robert.  On 20 October 1919, a further payment which is recorded as a War Gratuity of £9. 0s. 0d. was also made to him.

The National Probate Calendar for 1917, which was administered at St. Asaph, Denbighshire, North Wales states that Robert Henry Pickering on his death had left the sum of £45. 1s. 4d. to his father, Daniel Pickering.

Robert is also remembered on a Remembrance Plaque at The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire and on The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales.

There is no Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for Robert Henry Pickering at the County Archives Office, Hawarden, Flintshire.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Rhyl Memorial

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