Robert Cecil Whittaker

Acting Bombadier 116242 Robert Cecil Whittaker

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery “A” Battery 83rd Brigade

Date of death: August 16th 1917

Buried in The Huts Cemetery, Dickebusch, Belgium

This cemetery takes its name from a line of huts strung along the road from Dickebusch (now Dikkebus) to Brandhoek, which were used by field ambulances during the 1917 Allied offensive on this front. Plots I to X and XII to XIV were filled between July and November 1917. Plots XV and XI followed. Nearly two-thirds of the burials are of gunners as many artillery positions existed nearby.