World War I
Robert John Carpenter

Robert John Carpenter enlisted in Warley and was a Private in the 9th Battalion, the Norfolk Regiment and was 29 years old when he was killed in action, 20th October 1917. He was involved in the now famous Battle of Cambrai where tanks were used for the first time. He is buried at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich. "Fifteen Ravine" was the name given by the Army to the shallow ravine, once bordered by fifteen trees, which ran at right angles to the railway about 800 metres south of the village of Villers-Plouich, but the cemetery is in fact in "Farm Ravine," on the east side of the railway line, nearer to the village.
Robert John was the son of John and Charlotte Carpenter and had been born at Great Burstead.
According to the 1901 Census return and also the Buttsbury Memorial Robert John Carpenter was just John Carpenter
Also noted on the Buttsbury Memorial
1901 census
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