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27156   Private Robert George Hillen
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 11/05/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 28/01/1896
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Robert George Hillen was the son of James and Mary J Hillen. Robert was born in Carnteel, County Tyrone on 28th January 1896. Robert was a labourer. Robert Hillen enlisted in Aughnacloy with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Robert George Hillen was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thistle Dump Cemetery
  Longueval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave A-1
CWGC Casualty 545156
Longueval is a village 11 kilometres east of Albert. Travel north-east from Albert on the D929 in the direction of Bapaume. After 10 kilometres take the D6 in the direction of Martinpuich, then follow the signs for Longueval. At the D6/D20 junction stands a CWGC signpost for Thistle Dump Cemetery. The Cemetery is situated off the D20 down a track to the right.
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1 1901 Census lists Hillen family Lists Robert G as age 5 living with the family at house 7 in Cavan O'Neill, Tullyvar, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Hillen family Lists Robert George as age 15 living with the family at house 1 in Garvey, Tullyvar, Tyrone
3 Photo of Private Robert Hillen's grave
4 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Robert Hillen, born Carnteel, County Tyrone
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Tullyvar townland details confirms Cavan O'Neill as within Tullyvar in the parish of Carnteel
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Robert Hillen's grave can be purchased here
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