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Sawyer, Robert Henry (1890-1918)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Robert Henry Sawyer (1890-1918), born 1 July 1890 in Nassau, Bahamas, British West Indies, son of R.W. Sawyer, Nassau, Bahamas. Husband of Georgina Sawyer (nee Simpson) of 4 Maple Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, later of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. Had two sons, Robert William Sawyer (1912-1944) and John Patrick Anthony Sawyer (1917-1941).

 

Attended Nassau School, Bahamas.

 

Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) September 1906-July 1908.

 

Occupation: Steamship agent in Toronto, Ontario.

 

WW1, Captain in the Royal Air Force. Originally enlisted in the University of Toronto Training Co.; chosen for a Commission and attached to the Artists' Rifles on arriving in England; joined 36th Squadron as a night Pilot on Home Defence; was C.O. at Hylton and Ashington; went to France in February 1918, in the 100th Squadron-independent Air Force. Died on 3 August 1918 of illness while on leave in London.

 

Commemorated at:

South Ealing Cemetery, F. N. 4, London www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/388913/SAWYER,%20R%20H

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbey House roll of honour.

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