Robert died on 6 December 1992.
He joined the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars in December 1926, when they were stationed at Lucknow, India.
He transferred to the Reserve in January 1931.
On being recalled in September 1939, he rejoined the 4th Hussars at Tidworth.
In September 1940 he was posted to the 51st Tank Regiment, and in June 1942 he transferred to the Royal Army Veterinary Corps.
He was discharged in October 1945.