Robert Bruford (200) was born on 27th July, 1898 in Cheddon, Somerset.






He was baptized at Brockley St Peter. Lewisham on 29th September, 1898.


In 1911 he was living at Nerrols, Cheddon, Taunton, Somerset


He married Kathleen Frances Norton (272) in 1925 in Bournemouth.


She had been born in 1899 and was to die in Taunton, Somerset in 1980.




Robert was an Electrical Engineer working for Cable and Wireless. He was sent West Africa in 1929. He has other overseas appointments as can be seen below:


En route to Aden as a Cable Operator on 20th October 1922 onboard the SS Matiana


Robert arrives back in Liverpool on the MS Apapa from Lagos on 12th December 1929, just in time for Christmas having departed from Liverpool on 8th June 1928


Returned from Aden 18th April, 1952


Robert and Frances travel to Malta


In 1954 they returned from Malta on the SS Modaba departing 3rd May 1952


Robert and Frances return from Brisbane, Australia on board the SS Moreton Bay on 18th June 1954 giving their home address as 50 Manor Road, taunton


Robert died in Poole, Dorset in Q4 1978



Robert Bruford and Kathleen Frances Norton had two children:

Kathleen W Bruford

Robert Bruford

Born 1936

Born 1931


There may have been a third child who died in 1964