In Flanders Fields….Robert Hector

Thomas Robert HECTOR

Geddington Roll of Honour 1914-18

Zantvoorde British Cemetery

Zantvoorde British Cemetery

Rank: Private
Service No: 65901 – Formerly 32423, Northants Regiment
Regiment/Service: Royal Fusiliers 13th Battalion
Died: 04/10/1917 – Killed in action, aged 22
Cemetery: Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Belgium – Grave: III. D. 16.

Personal Information

Thomas Robert was the only son of parents Thomas & Harriet Hector (nee Slough)
He was born in 1895 in Geddington and baptised on 25 August  1895 at St Mary Magdalene in Geddington.

He was employed on the Midland Railway prior to enlisting.

He enlisted in January 1917 and reached the Western Front in June 1917. He was killed in action in October 1917. He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory medal.

1901 Census: Malting Lane, Geddington
Thomas Hector (father); Aged 36; wood labourer; b. Stanion
Harriet Hector (mother); Aged 34; b. Geddington
Emma Elizabeth Hector (sister); Aged 11; b. Geddington
Beatrice Ellen Hector (sister); Aged 10; b. Geddington
Ada Annie Hector (sister); Aged 8; b. Geddington
Thomas Robert; Aged 6; b. Geddington

1911 Census: Chaple [sic] Lane, Geddington
Thomas Hector (father): Aged 47; woodman – married 22 years
Harriet Hector (mother); Aged 44 – 4 children all living
Emma Elizabeth Hector (sister); Aged 21; kitchen maid
Beatrice Ellen Hector (sister); Aged 20; shop assistant
Thomas Robert Hector; Aged 16; groom & gardener