Bank: Parr’s Bank
Place of work: London Cavendish Square branch
Died: 9 May 1915
Robert Ellis Cunliffe was born in India on 17 October 1893, the son of Alfred Edward Cunliffe and his wife Agnes. He grew up in England, and in about 1911 went to work for Parr's Bank.
At the outbreak of the First World War Cunliffe volunteered for the army, leaving his job at the bank's London Cavendish Square branch to go on active service. He went to France in October 1914 as a member of the London Regiment. He was later commissioned into the Royal Berkshire Regiment. Second Lieutenant Robert Ellis Cunliffe was killed in action near Fromelles, France on 9 May 1915. He was 21 years old.
Liz Moloney February 20 2018 14:06PM
Robert Ellis Cunliffe is commemorated on the Ascham St Vincent’s Memorial Arch in Eastbourne, where he went to prep school, along with 50 other men, who are all remembered each Remembrance Day. A book containing biographies of all the men will be published by Eastbourne Local History Society this year to perpetuate their memories.