Today marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Haconby man Robert Wilson Wyer who made the ultimate sacrifice on the 3rd July 1916.

Robert grew up in Haconby, the son of a farm labourer and moved to Oldham by 1911 living with his uncle and working as a labourer there.

He, like so many of Haconby’s young men enlisted and joined the 7th battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment.

Robert was killed in action on the 3rd July 1916 giving his ultimate sacrifice in the first days of the battle of the Somme.

Robert is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing of the Somme and on the Haconby war memorial.

Lest we forget