Remembering Today 13/6/44 Lt:Robert Vivian Mather,165682,6th Bn. Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment)

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Lieutenant MATHER, ROBERT VIVIAN
    Service Number 165682

    Died 13/06/1944

    Aged 24

    6th Bn.
    Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment)

    Son of Arthur Stuart Mather and Gertrude Margaret Mather, of Sheffield. LL.B.


    INSCRIPTION
    ... AND WROTE MY WILL ACROSS THE SKY IN STARS TO EARN YOU FREEDOM"
    Casualty
    Buried at RYES WAR CEMETERY, BAZENVILLE

    Location: Calvados, France
    Number of casualties: 871

    Cemetery/memorial reference: VI. J. 3.
     
  2. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    Marriages Jun 1919
    Mather, Arthur S - Kober - Ecclesall B. - 9c 934
    Kober, Gertrude M - Mather - Ecclesall B. - 9c 934

    Births:
    Mather Robert V - Kober - Hampstead - Mar 1920
    Mather Harold G - Kober - Ecclesall B. - Mar 1921
    Mather Doreen M - Kober - Hendon - Mar 1923

    1939 REGISTER TRANSCRIPTION
    20 Dover Road, Sheffield C.B., Yorkshire (West Riding)
    NAME DOB OCCUPATION
    Arthur S Mather 26 Feb 1895 Metal Representative (Travelling)
    Gertrude M Mather 31 Jul 1891 Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Sorry, this record is officially closed.
     
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  3. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Robert Vivian Mather (165682)
    Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment) - 6th Bn.
    13 June 1944, aged 24
    School magazine - R. V. Mather, Lieut , The Green Howards, died of wounds in France in June 1944. His Commanding Officer wrote : "Bob particularly distinguished himself during the landings on D-day and afterwards, and I should like you to know how well he did and how very much his Company, the Battalion and I will miss him." Mather gained the degree of LL.B. at Sheffield University in June 1940 and entered the Army the following month, obtaining his commission in December 1940. He was engaged to Miss Barbara Hamer of Sheffield. - Lt. Bob Mather... was in the initial assault on Gold Beach on the British right flank. His battalion, the 6th Green Howards, was one of first units of the famous 50th (Northumbrian) Division who struggled ashore at zero hour... Mather and his battalion forced their way inland, but he was fatally wounded four days later after taking part in some of the heaviest fighting of the whole Normandy campaign. - On leaving school in 1937 Bob Mather studied at Sheffield University and gained his Bachelor of Law degree in 1940. He then entered the army after serving in the University OTC and was commissioned in the Green Howards by the end of 1940. He went out with the 6th Battalion to North Africa as part of the 50th Division and saw action at Alamein and Wadi Akarit before taking part in the invasion of Sicily. Chosen for the initial assault on D-Day, his battalion landed at La Riviere on Gold beach at H (zero) Hour and after taking their beach they moved inland continually involved in heavy fighting. Four days later Bob Mather was seriously wounded and died on the 13th June. He is buried in a British Military Cemetery near Bayeux.
    Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville
    Died of wounds in France. Chosen for the initial assault on D-Day, his battalion landed at La Riviere on Gold beach at H (zero) Hour and after taking their beach they moved inland continually involved in heavy fighting. Four days later Bob Mather was seriously wounded and died on the 13th June.

    Source: KIng Edward VII
     
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