ASTLEY, Robert L/Cpl. 15433

L/Cpl. Robert Astley

L/Cpl. Robert Astley

Robert Astley was born in Chorley in 1885 and lived at 42 Queen Street in the town.

He married Mary Alice Mullen at St. George’s Church in 1907 and had three children; he attended St. Laurence’s Church and worked as a Cotton Mule Spinner at Lawrence Mill.

Robert was in No. 9 Platoon when killed at Serre on the 1st July 1916, his body being recovered from No Man’s Land in spring 1917 and buried in Queens Cemetery along with an unknown Soldier.

His widow re-married in 1919 and had two more children.