Alker, Robert –

Brother of Alice Hatton, of 185, New Street, Blackrod, Lancashire, formerly Alice Alker, of Silvester Street, Blackrod, Lancashire. Enlisted September 1914 aged 17. Missing since 24/05/1915 and subsequently presumed killed. Reported to be on the roll of honour of Blackrod Wesleyan Chapel in the BJ&G June 1916. His father also served. The BJ&G possibly recorded him in error as James Alker in an article reporting him as missing in July 1915.

Personal details

  • Surname: Alker
  • Forename: Robert
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Blackrod, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Blackrod, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 17
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: May 24th, 1915
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 2nd (Regular) Battalion.
  • Service number: 4995
  • Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Horwich, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: St / V / BW
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 09/07/1915 16/06/1916 04/08/1916 29/12/1916
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 7b 6g* 6e* S8*

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