Bob enlisted as a boy of 14 into the Regular Army, The Royal
Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) on 3rd May 1935 for a
period of 9 years with the Colours after his 18th
birthday. Of course he continued as a regular soldier from
His Army Number was 6458484.
He was barracked at Royal Fusiliers Pembroke Dock Garrison in
South Wales to undertake further schooling and commence
training as a soldier, with the 2nd Bn. Royal
Fusiliers. The 1 Bn was stationed in India for some
was at Ahmednagar and in 1936 in Bob joined the regiment at
He passed Army Certificate of Education 3rd class in Sep
1935 and 2nd class in April 1936 in English, Army & Empire, Map Reading,
Training continued at Pembroke until Robert sailed for India
on 1st October 1936. His mum telegrammed a Bon Voyage
message on 26/9/36.