GERALD ALFRED ROBOTHAM 1899–1985
Photograph from the Cutler Collection
Born 26th January 1899 in Radcliffe on Trent
Baptised 21st February 1899 at All Hallows Church, Gedling (residence Carlton)
Married 1925 to Nancy Marshall. Son, John
Died in 1985
Age 2 living on Shelford Road with father, who is a railway clerk, mother Rosalie, described as a British subject born in Germany. Her maiden name was Jummel. He had a sister, Muriel born 26.5.1900. The family had a cook Ann Brundell and a servant Lizzie Hale.
Age 12 living at Cedar House on Shelford Road, with father Alfred Ernest Robotham, a perambulator manufacturer (mother died 1908), grandmother Hannah, aunt Kate, who was the housekeeper, and two sisters Muriel 10 and Vera 8 born 29.6.1902. He is at school.
Rank: Private, then flight cadet
Service Number: 248907 (Royal Naval Air Service)
Military Unit: Royal Air Force from 31.1.1918. Formerly Royal Flying Corps (RFC) age 18 years and 7/12ths.
Previous service Notts Officer Training Corps, occupation toy maker. Height 5ft 11ins, chest 29 ins.
5.9.17: Attested RFC
1.4.18: Transferred from RFC to RAF
11.6.18: Appointed flight cadet
29.8.18: From reserve depot to 12 Group
16.10.18: From 12 Group to 59 Wing
9.11.18: From 59 Wing to Group Pool
11.11.18: From Group Pool to Royal Naval College
14.11.18: From Royal Naval College to Group 12
12.3.19: From Group 12 to demobilisation at Blandford Dispersal Centre
Theatre of War: remained in training in UK to be a ‘miscellaneous aviator’
Medals Awarded: did not serve abroad so not entitled to campaign medals
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll
Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Father’s company in Wrights Directories
From the 1922 Electoral Register
Address: Shelford Road
Household: Living with father Alfred Ernest Robotham.
From the 1939 Register
Address: Cedar House, Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Occupation: Works manager Paper box manufacturer
Special constable Notts County
Household: living with Winifred Robotham (born 13th November 1892), director of retail pram store, sisters Muriel, house keeper and Vera, director of retail pram store, Henry Hunter, auctioneers servant, Edgar Marshall, commercial traveller, edible oil, Annie Marshall, unpaid domestic duties (parents-in-law).
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent