Private Robert Southern in 1901 age 19 employed as labourer living with stepfather George Webb and Mother Annie also living brothers Thomas aged 13, Joseph aged 9 living at 3 Pitt St Woolton.
On 10th September 1904 at St Peters Church Woolton. Robert aged 22 married Sarah Jane Neild aged 20( Father David Neild a Toolsmith.)
In 1911 Robert aged 29 employed as a Chemical Labourer and living with wife Sarah Jane and son David Robert aged 3 and a boarder.At 26 Kent St Widnes.
According to the Devereux database at the Museum of Liverpool at the Pierhead Private Robert Southern enlisted in 1915 and wounded in 1915 and returned to his employment at the Gaskell Deacon works. In 1918 Robert returned to the colours but remained in the UK. When the Armistice was signed . On the 16th November 1918 was drafted to France and almost immediately left for Germany with the Army of Occupation. There he contracted an illness which proved fatal.
Private Robert Southern serial number 25155 serving in 1st Bn Kings Liverpool Regiment. Died on 12th February 1919 aged 36
Private Robert Southern is Remembered with Honour Terlincthun British Cemetery Winille France.