Robert John Holifield


Full name Robert John Holifield, born in 1886 in Faringdon, Berkshire, son of Robert Holifield of Shrivenham, Berkshire, a painter and glazier, and Harriet Anne nee Davis of Little Coxwell, Berkshire. The family were living in Great Faringdon, Berkshire in 1891, Uffington, Oxon. in 1901 and on Bell Lane, Wheatley in 1911. Robert's Army record also gives Kiln Lane as an address. He attended Wheatley Night School in 1912 and the following year. In 1901 he was a carpenter's apprentice and by 1911 a wheelwright. His attestation was dated 12 March 1917. He left army service, apparently on grounds of poor eyesight. He married Margaret Eleanor Crick in 1917 in Headington Registration District. Kath Hillsdon remembers his being a wheelwright on Bell Lane after the war, with workyard next to his house. His death was registered in Ploughley, Oxon. District in 1963. See also reference to him in the Wheatley Tribunal and Wheatley in a World at War chapter.

He was living with Jennings at 9 Bell Lane

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