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17524   Private Robert Carson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Robert Carson was the son of Robert and Mary Carson. Robert was born in Derryscallop, County Armagh about 1896. It is only a couple of miles from Moy, County Tyrone. The family lived at house 1 in Derryscollop, Tullyroan, County Armagh. Like his father, Robert worked as a labourer. Robert enlisted in Moy. Robert and his elder brother Robert probably enlisted on the same day as they have consecutive enlistment numbers 17523 William Carson and 17524 Robert Carson. Both Private Robert Carson and his brother William Carson were serving the 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when they were killed in action on the first day of the Somme on 1st July 1916. Robert was 20 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 1542422
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.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Moy War Memorial - WWI Moy
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Carson family Lists Robert as age 5 living with the family at house 1 in Derryscollip, Tullyroan, Armagh
2 1911 Census lists Carson family Lists Robert as age 15 living with the family at house 1 in Derryscollop, Tullyroan, Armagh
3 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Robert Carson from Derryscallop
4 Private William Carson Brother of Robert. Enlisted the same day and both died on 1st July 1916 at the Somme
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