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Lance Corporal Robert Tummey Washington (2899/240705)

2/8th Bn, The Worcestershire Regiment, 183rd Brigade, 61st Division, T.F., B.E.F.

Cap badge of the Worcestershire Regiment

Malvern Commemoration: Malvern Library

Burial/Commemoration: Tyne Cot Memorial

Nature of Death: Killed in action on the Steenbeek, Flanders 27/8/1917

Age: 31

Next of Kin: Son of L and R Washington; husband of Winifred Washington of 5 College Grounds, Great Malvern.

Robert Washington enlisted Malvern in the 8th Worcesters [1], a territorial unit, in the first months of the war. He served with the second line of this battalion and was killed in the heavy fighting on the Steenbeek at the beginning of the Passchendaele Offensive [2] 1917.

Soliders Papers Public Record Office: WO363


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[1] 8th Worcesters: http://www.worcestershireregiment.com/

[2] Passchendaele Offensive: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Passchendaele

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