9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
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.