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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.
Rank: Captain
Service No:
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.

CWGC Casualty Details

RODDAM Robert Collingwood - portrait c. IWM

Captain Robert Collingwood Roddam

(Image: Copyright © IWM (HU 125103). Original Source. Used with permission under IWM Non-Commercial Licence.)

RODDAM Robert Collingwood - stained glass window c. G Williamson

Stained glass window commemorating Captain Robert Collingwood Roddam in Ingram Church

RODDAM Robert Collingwood - stained glass window inscription c. G Williamson

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/

CEM25 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium CWGC image

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium (image courtesy of CWGC)

Northumberland Fusiliers regimental badge

Northumberland Fusiliers

(Image credit: By kind permission of The Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland.)

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