Major Robert Alfred CONSTANTINE
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Major Robert Alfred CONSTANTINE

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Major Robert Alfred CONSTANTINE

Further details on, and photos of, Major Constantine are shown below.

Major Robert Alfred CONSTANTINE

Major R A Constantine
was one of three brothers who all served with the 4th Battalion in the First World War. The other two brothers were Captain Herbert Norman Constantine and Lieutenant Colonel William Whitesmith Constantine.

Simon Barnard (<>), a great nephew of Major R A Constantine, has provided much information on his great uncle and his two brothers. This information, and the photographs provided by Simon, can be seen below.

The Constantine family are associated with the building of Constantine Technical College in Middlesbrough, amongst other things.

An official portrait of Major R A Constantine

The following details of Major R A Constantine's military career are to be found in the Green Howards Gazette (in the Green Howards Museum), the 4th Battalion War Diaries (also in the Green Howards Museum, and "The Green Howards in the Last War" by Colonel H C Wylly;-

Captain, 4th Battalion, at outbreak of War (Army List)
Captain, - July 1915 (GH Gazette)
Major, - January 1917 (GH Gazette)
Transferred to Royal Flying Corps, - July 1917 (GH Gazette)
Major, - November 1918 (GH Gazette)

Records in the Green Howards Museum show that Major R A Constantine was an Equipment Officer with the Royal Flying Corps.

Below is a contemporary obituary from a National Newspaper (source not given) of Major R A Constantine, and a photo of his grave at St. Oswald's Church, East Harlsey.

Obituary Notice, Major R A Constantine
Major R A Constantine's grave

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