Sunday, October 5, 2008


Robert Home, CB., the son of Major-General Richard Home and Frances Sophia Home nee Fraser, he was born in the East Indies about 1835. In the 1871 census he is shown at 8 Vernon Terrace, Brighton the house of his widowed mother. At the house also was his wife Eliza Georgina Fraser nee Elton and children Robert Elton Home and Eliza B. Home. He was at this time a Captain in the Royal Bengal Engineers. Twenty years later in the 1891 census he is living at 6 Suffolk Square, Cheltenham, he was then aged 56 and a retired Colonel of the Royal Engineers. He died in Cheltenham in 1896 aged 61.

His eldest son Robert Elton Home was born at Kussowlie, West Bengal, India on 29 May 1869. The next child Eliza Home was born in Brighton, England in 1871. Other children, Ethel, Kathleen, Richard, John and William were all born in the East Indies between 1873 and 1881.

Regimental Rank: Lieutenant, 7-4-1856; 2nd Captain, 9-12-1864; Captain, 5-7-1872; Major, 25-8-1873.
Army Rank: Lieutenant Colonel, 1-4-1874; Colonel, 12-5-1877.
War Service: Ashanti, 1873-4.

OFFICERS OF THE ROYAL ENGINEERS - compiled by Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis
Census 1871 and 1891
Free BDM Sep1896 Cheltenham 6a 230

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