Regiment or Ship: Royal Field Artillery (T)
Occupation: Cinema engineer
Date of Birth: 1900
Place of Birth: Bexhill on Sea, Sussex.
Date of Death: 1979
Place of Death: Hastings and Rother registration districtAddress: 62 Windsor Road, Bexhill
Photos and newspaper articles
Parents: Sidney Routledge, b. 1865 in Kentish Town, and Annie Routledge (nee Humphreys). W0267 ROUTLEDGE Sidney James
John Sidney Routledge, b. 1888 in Peckham.
Henry Percival Routledge, b. 1889 in Peckham.
Thomas James Routledge, b.1890 in Peckham. W0269 ROUTLEDGE Thomas James
Blanche Routledge, b. 1893 in Peckham.
Ella Routledge, b. 1896 in Peckham.
Winifred Routledge, b. 1898 in Peckham.
Hilda Routledge, b. 1904 in Bexhill.
Gwynne Routledge, b. 1906 in Bexhill.
In 1901 Sidney, Annie, and family were living at 68 Windsor Road but by 1911 had moved to 62 Windsor Road, and Sidney’s occupation was paperhanger.
Spouse: Robin married twice – to Gwyneth May Davies (1896-1951) in 1917 in Battle district, and to Bertha Jane Broad (1916-2002) in 1953 – also in Battle district. Robin and Gwyneth had one child – Roy Trevor Routledge (1918-1995).
First World War Experience
A photograph appeared in the Bexhill Chronicle of 26th December 1914 showing a very young Robin – but calling him Robert. There is no doubt that Robert is Robin as the legend states “… of Mr. S. J. Routledge, 62 Windsor-road”.
Robin was enlisted as a driver in the 8th Sussex Battery, 2nd. Home Counties Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, but no other records have survived – even the Medal Rolls Index Cards do not list him so it may be that he served on the Home Front for the duration.