Robert Hunsley was born the 23 April 1887 in Beverley, the son of Robert and Louisa Hunsley. On leaving school he was apprenticed as a bricklayer
He joined the 1st/4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers (149th Brigade). He was reported as missing in action at Mametz Wood on the Somme on 15 September 1916.
Robert was awarded the Victory Medal and British War Medal. He is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial.
Two of his brothers, Frank and Tom were also killed in action.
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