Robert Cramp was the son of Joseph Cramp and his wife of Leicester, and grandson of a Mrs Cramp of Cottesmore. He was born on 9 May 1895 and educated at Cottesmore School. He became a servant to a Mr Clayton in Cottesmore before joining the army as a regular soldier and was in Fermoy, Ireland, when the First World War broke out. Robert went out to France on 12 September 1914 with the 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. He was in a machine gun team and was killed by a shell on 17 November 1915 near Ypres. He is buried at La Brique Military Cemetery No 1, grave F.17, and is remembered on the war memorial in the churchyard in Cottesmore.
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