Robert George LIVEING [1905-1968]

Submitted by jill on Fri, 11/15/2019 - 07:15
Robert George
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Gaisford, Liveing, Bryans.jpg, by William Richmond Fell

Lt. Robert George Liveing served on HM Submarine L3 on the China Station during 1928-1929. He was described in reports as having "considerable literary and dramatic qualities" and was appointed editor of the flotilla journal "Light Airs". He appears in several photos in the album of Lt-Cdr W.R. Fell who commanded HM Submarine L3. Liveing was later promoted to Lt-Cdr but resigned from the navy before WW2. His personal details have been provided courtesy of

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1911 Census  Living at Frith End House Farnham Surrey. The House has sixteen rooms, four live-in servants and two live-out servants. Major  Charles Liveing Royal Field Artillery age 39 born Middlesex and Mabel Liveing age 31 born Japan. Robert George Liveing age 5 born Woolwich  Kent

Marriage 1931 in Kensingon to Manon Diana Ker-Seymer

Probate Records UK

Robert George Liveing of 10 Brodrick Avenue Alverstoke Hampshire died 16 February 1968

Robert George Liveing is my 3rd Cousin one generation removed and not well known to me untill Jill alerted me to his Service in HK (thank you Jill)

Robert has some very interesting ancestors, work back from his file on my website  

The family were Harwich Essex fishermen from the late 17th C, then owned Packet Boats running to Europe, often on contract the the British Post Office.

So the sea was in Robert's blood

Robert's grand father and grand uncles distinguished themselves in medicine and science, his father also in the Royal Artillery

But the most interesting of all the Liveings was Robert's Gt Gt Grandmother Harriet Harrold.

See some 90 letters about the trails & tribulations of life in this Harwich family in the 1820's & 30s.