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14270   Rifleman Robert Conroy
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 06/02/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Labour Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 08/01/1878
Died: 10/06/1918 (Died of Illness)
Age: 40
Summary      
Robert Conroy was believed to have been the second son of Robert and Martha Conroy. He was born in Dungannon on 8th January 1878. The family moved to Belfast around 1881. He may have been a brass finisher bfore moving to Holme, Westmoreland, England. He served initially with the Royal Irish Rifles. He later transferred to the Labour Corps. Private Robert Conroy died of bronchitis and cardiac failure on 10th June 1918 at the Camp Hospital at Newtownards Military Camp.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Holme (Holy Trinity) Churchyard
  Kirby Lonsdale, Westmorland, 9
Grave Ref: No Ref.
CWGC Casualty 4024196
Summary      
There are 2 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war here.
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References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Conroy family Possibly lists Robert as age 22, living with the family at house 8 in Devonshire Street, Falls, Antrim
2 Forum - Holme Photo of Robert Conroy's gravestone
3 Forum discussion (GWF) Details of death
4 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Robert Conroy, born Dungannon
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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