Robert was born in early 1899 in Preston-on-the-Hill, one of eight children of Arnold and Elizabeth Platt. Arnold was born in Little Leigh c1857 and Elizabeth in Tattenhall c1862.
In 1891, Arnold was a farm labourer and the family lived on Chester Road. By 1901, Robert’s brothers were also farm labourers, but their father was now a shepherd. Both Alice and Emma had left home. Later that year, another brother, John, was born. Another child had died in infancy.
Brother Henry married in 1907 and by 1911, only Arnold, Robert and John were living at home with their parents.
We have no record of Robert’s military service, but know he was an absent voter away on military service in 1918.
Robert died in June 1964, aged 65 years.