Robert Acomb

about February 1887–
Great Sankey, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Acomb was born about February 1887, in Great Sankey, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Willis Harwood Acomb, was 33 and his mother, Jane Phillimore, was 29.

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Willis Harwood Acomb
Jane Phillimore
Ellen Acomb
Fanny Acomb
Robert Acomb
George Acomb
Margaret Acomb
Eliza Acomb
Lily Acomb
Annie Acomb

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World Events (3)

1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 14

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Age 21

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 27

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

English:1. topographic name for a dweller in a valley, Middle English atte combe ‘at the valley’. 2. habitational name from one of the places (in Northumberland and Yorkshire) named Acomb, from Old English æt ācum ‘at the oaks’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Robert Acomb - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth-name: Robert Acomb

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