Alderton, Robert Thomas

Robert Alderton was born in 1873 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.  He was a Hairdresser and lived in Broad Street, Harleston with his wife Mary Ann and children Herbert Arthur and Ivy May.  As the Quartermaster of the Norfolk 11 VAD he was responsible for all kits and work done by the detachment including baths and night duty.  His duties also included meeting the train at Harleston Station with wounded patients from Norwich.  Robert died in 1942 at The Three Counties Hospital in Arlesey, Bedfordshire aged 69.  His son Herbert Arthur joined the 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment and was killed in action and is listed on the Harleston War Memorial.