|Date of death:||16 June 1915|
|Age at death:||25 years|
|Fate:||On 16 June 1915, Robert was leading Y Company in an attack on the Germans near Hooge, Flanders at Bellewaarde. He was injured during the attack and taken to a dressing station where, shortly thereafter, he died.|
|Unit/Regiment:||3rd Battalion. attd. 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers|
|Buried:||Robert was buried 17 June 1915, but his grave was later lost. He is now commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium (Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 8 and 12) and on a memorial stained-glass window at Ingram Church.|
|Other:||Awarded the Military Cross.
Mentioned in Despatches.
Son of Lt. Col. Roddam John Roddam, O.B.E., and Helen, his wife, of Roddam Halt, Alnwick, and Greenfield House, Powburn, Northumberland.
Captain Robert Collingwood Roddam
Stained glass window commemorating Captain Robert Collingwood Roddam in Ingram Church
Stained glass window detail
Inscription reads: /In loving memory of Captain || Robert Collingwood Roddam/ The Northumberland Fusiliers || only son of Lt. Col. R.J. Roddam of Roddam/ and Helen his wife. Awarded the || Military Cross for Gallant & Distinguished/ Services in the Field at St Eloi Belgium || Killed in action at Hooge 16 June 1915 Aged 25/
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium (image courtesy of CWGC)
(Image credit: By kind permission of The Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland.)
- All-round sportsman: Robert Collingwood Roddam (obituary notice)