20191 Private Robert Major Harenburg

8th(Service)Battalion

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916

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Born in Honiton Devon in 1899.

His parents were Alfred Harenburg(1868-1909) and

Maud Mary Locke(28/12/1869-1949). They married in 1869.

Robert had 3 brothers; Arthur John Major(13/02/1893-07/04/1978), Edward James(16/11/1895-06/12/1977) and Ernest Edgar(1904-1948).

He also had a sister, Frances Maud(1902-1923).

In the 1901 census the family were recorded as living in

Lees Buildings,Honiton, Exeter Devon. Alfred was employed as a postman. 

In the 1911 census Robert was recorded as living with his brothers Arthur and Edward at

5 Kings Terrace,Honiton ,Exeter .

Robert enlisted in Exeter and was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

He was awarded the 1914-1918 British War and

Allied Victory medals. 

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