Stavert, R E
ROBERT ELLIOTT STAVERT
Remembered with honour Bucquoy Communal Cemetery Extension: Row B, Grave 36.
He attested 7 September 1914 at Edward Street, London N.W. in the Territorial Force for four years service in the U.K.: a L.N.W.R. clerk aged 27, 5’11½” tall; Private 2711 3rd (City of London) Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). He served at Home 7 September to 22 December 1914 when he embarked from Southampton 23 December 1914 arriving Malta 1 January 1915, where he served until 7 April 1915. Embarked from Malta 8 April 1915 disembarked Port Sudan 19 April, serving in Egypt until 12 September 1915 when he embarked from Alexandria for Gallipoli 13 September 1915. Served there until 9 January 1916, during which time he was appointed Lance-Corporal 13 September and promoted Corporal. He was in the 3rd Australian General Hospital with trench feet and invalided to England 3 January 1916 aboard Hospital Ship Britannic. He served at Home again 10 January to 24 October 1916, and was discharged in consequence of being appointed to a commission in the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion London Regiment 15 November 1916. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 19 April 1915; his wife applied for the Star medal. He was killed in action.
There are articles about Robert in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 5 May 1917, 29 September 1917 and 7 September 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 30 August 1919.
Son of Annie (nee TIMBERLAKE) and the late Robert STAVERT; husband of Winifred Mary (or Mary Winifred) (nee ARNOLD) STAVERT.
His parents married 24 April 1879 at St Pancras Parish Church, London. Robert died 1899 in Watford aged 61, and was buried 5 August in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Annie died 4 December 1928 in Oxhey, Herts, aged 73, and was buried 7 December at St James’, Bushey, Herts.
Robert was born 17 December 1886 in Bushey, and baptised 10 December 1887 at St James’, Bushey. He married 17 July 1912 at St Mary’s, Ross-on-Wye, Heref; they had one child. He was a bell ringer at St James’, Bushey; a peal was rung there in his memory 25 August 2018. Mary remarried 1930 in the Thanet, Kent, district to Frederick R LUSHER, and died 1970 in the Teesside North, Yorks, district aged 89.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 4 he lived in Bushey, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 13 he still lived in Bushey, with his widowed mother and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a railway clerk aged 24, he still lived in Bushey, with his widowed mother and three siblings.
Unit4th (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
Date of death25/08/1918
Age at death31
Place of death
NotesHis brother George died 14 July 1915 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)