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