Robert Lucas was born in Killyman. Robert enlisted in Belfast. Corporal Robert Lucas was serving with the 15th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on Wednesday 31st July 1918. Corporal Robert Lucas is buried in Bertenacre Military Cemetery, Fletre.
Bertenacre Military Cemetery is situated half way between the villages of Eeke and Godewaersvelde, which are 10 kilometres north-east of Hazebrouck in the department of the Nord. From Eeke, take the D139 and head east. Once over the motorway, which is some 2 kilometres from the village, turn immediately right onto the track leading to Bertenacre Military Cemetery.