Robert was a Royal Marine Commando who had many stories to tell. He had crossed the equator and visited more countries then I could name. He had fought many a battles and led men with honor and pride for his country, for freedom, for his fiancée. The woman Robert would never forget, faithfully sending her poems highlighting the beauty of love and life throughout the Second World War. He had gained many medals that he wore proudly on his chest on Remembrance Day. He always remembered the fallen and praised God for he knew how precious life was. Robert was a Royal Marine through and through, his service never ended; Once a Royal Marine, Always a Royal Marine.
On returning to public life he served his community with pride. Robert always made people happy. Every time he went out he uplifted people, he made strangers feel special, cared for. Robert was a Royal Marine, Poet, Historian, Geographer, Natural Scientist, Engineer and my Grandfather.
Love you Loads Granddad – Rest in Peace
18th May 1922 – 27th July 2014