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14744   Private Robert Anderson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 23/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 18/12/1890
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Robert Anderson was the son of Thomas and Margaret Anderson. Robert was born in Dungannon about 1891. 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 killed in action on the first day of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
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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. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
Local Memorial Details

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1 Holdfast L.O.L. 1620 Dungannon Roll of Honour Dungannon
References and Links
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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
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023