Biography of Lance Corporal Robert Wand (9010)
6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 14th 
September 1916


  • Name: Robert Wand
  • Date of birth: 1883
  • Place of Birth: Haconby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth registration: July – September 1883
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

  • Name: Robert Wand
  • DOB: 1841
  • Place of Birth: Rippingale, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farm labourer

  • Name: Sarah Ann Ellis
  • DOB: 1847
  • Place Of Birth: Haconby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage:1865 Bourne District
Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Elizabeth E Wand, 1869, Haconby
    John Joseph Wand, 1872, Haconby
    Thomas E Wand, 1876, Haconby
    Harry Wand, 1878, Haconby
    Edward Wand, 1880, Haconby
    Robert Wand, 1883, Haconby
    Eliza Wand, 1887, Haconby
    Plus 5 more which name are unknown taken from 1911 census

  • 1891: Robert is living with his parents in Haconby.
  • 1901: Robert is living with his parents in Haconby.
  • 1911: Robert is living in Dunsby with Martin Family as a Servant. The census gives him an age of 26 and he is listed as a farm wagnor.
Relatives in services

  • Robert’s cousins Tom Hutchins and Edward Ellis also fought and were killed in WW1. Tom and Edward can be found on our page dedicated to the Haconby War Memorial.
    His nephew Thomas Wand who also fought and was killed in WW1. Thomas can be found on his page dedicated to the Dunsby War Memorial.

  • No marriage for Robert has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.
Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 3rd October 1914
  • KITCHENER’S ARMY – Nine men have volunteered from these parishes, viz., Hacconby, Robert Wand, Robert Wilson Wyer, Edmund Wyer, William Wyer, Jack Healey; Morton, Fisher Handford, William Holmes, George Smith, John Ashton. We trust that others will be actuated by their splendid examples and follow suit.


  • Grantham Journal Saturday 7th October 1916
  • MEMORIAL SERVICE – On Sunday afternoon, the parishioners again assembled in their parish church to pay tribute to the memory of another of of their gallant soldiers, Robert Wand, recently killed in action. The Church was well filled, and the service was most impressive. The organist, Mr J.W. Palmer played “O Rest in the Lord,” and at the conclusion “Blest are the departed.” The service was conducted by the vicar Rev. J.H. Boldero, and Mr E.C. Griffith, who was staying at the Hall for the week-end read the special lessons. The vicar spoke comforting words to the relatives of the deceased, and urged upon his hearers to follow his example and prove themselves good soldiers of Christ by fighting against the common enemy with all their might. A muffled peal was afterwards rung to the memory of the dead soldier, who, before joining the army, was a ringer and a member of the choir.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Lance Corporal Robert Wand, 9010, 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 14th September 1916 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.
Pension Records

  • None found

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal
    The 15 Star

  • UK:
  • Haconby, plaque in St Andrew’s Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In Memory of Lance Corporal R Wand, 9010, 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 14 September 1916.
    Remembered with Honour Ovillers Military Cemetery
    Grave Ref: I. A. 12.

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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