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14744   Private Robert Anderson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
Robert Anderson was the son of Thomas and Margaret Anderson. Robert was born in Dungannon about 1891. Robert Anderson and the family came to Londonderry in 1901. Robert Anderson worked in Tillie's, Duncreggan, as a gardener. Private Robert Anderson was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was reported as being killed in action on the first day of the Somme, the 1st July 1916. He was aged 23.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 773595
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
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1 1901 Census lists Anderson family Lists Robert as age 10 living with the family at house 1 in Ivy Terrace, South Ward No. 2 Urban, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Anderson family Lists Robert as age 18 living with the family at house 7 in Spring Town, Liberties, Lower, Londonderry
3 Diamond War Memorial Some details of Robert Anderson
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