Robert was born in 1896 in Garforth.
His mother and father had 9 children 6 of whom survived.
In 1901 they lived at 54 Newhold in Garforth; by 1911 the had moved to 8 Hilderthorpe Terrace, Garforth, (Located on Lidgett Lane) and 14 year old Robert was a Pit Pony Driver.
He enlisted with 6th Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
Robert was Killed in Action 16th December 1917 and is Commemorated at
Commonwealth Graves Tyne Cot Memorial
Panel 108 to 111
Robert Breckon Certificate
Tyne Cot Memorial Zonnebeke
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
This photograph was taken by Jane and Peter Harrison when they visited Tyne Cot on 31st July 2017 for the Centenary Commemorations of the Start of the Battle
Inscription on the Cross
“In Remembrance From the People of Garforth Yorks Thank You”
Father – Thomas B. Born in 1874 in Moorsholm Coal Miner Hewer in 1901
Mother – Maud Ada B (nee Abel). Born 1873 in Strensall – Married 15th April 1895 at Garforth Parish Church, Maud’s Father, Edward Abel was a farmer living Garforth. At marriage date Thomas was a miner and his father -Robert was a Joiner – Had 9 children 6 of whom survived.
Robert Edward B. Born in 1896 in Garforth Lived at 54 Newhold in 1901 aged 4, This was next door to Harry Fryer aged 8 at no 53
Brother – Willie B. Born 1898 in Garforth
Sister – Sarah Emily B. Born 1899 in Garforth
In 1911 family lived at 8 Hilderthorpe Terrace Garforth ( located on Lidgett Lane)
Sister- Minnie B. Born 1903 in Garforth
Brother – Thomas B. Born 1905 in Garforth
Brother – Howard B. Born 1910 in Garforth
Robert was a friend of Joseph Gee serving close to each other during the War