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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 06/08/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 15th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 08/08/1878
Died: 31/07/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 39
Summary      
Robert Lucas was born on 8th August 1878 in Killyman, Dungannon. He was one of at least ten children, all born in the Dungannon area By 1901 the family had moved to Belfast. His mother was a widow. Robert was a shop assistant in a grocery store. Private Robert Lucas arrived in France with the Royal Irish Rifles on 5th October 1915. Corporal Robert Lucas was serving with the 15th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on Wednesday 31st July 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bertenacre Military Cemetery
  Hazebrouck, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-C-8
CWGC Casualty 273656
Summary      
Bertenacre Military Cemetery is situated half way between the villages of Eeke and Godewaersvelde, which are 10 kilometres north-east of Hazebrouck in the department of the Nord. From Eeke, take the D139 and head east. Once over the motorway, which is some 2 kilometres from the village, turn immediately right onto the track leading to Bertenacre Military Cemetery.
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1 1901 census lists Lucas family Lists Robert as age 19, living at house 22 in St Ives Gardens, Cromac, Antrim
2 1911 census lists Lucas family Does not list Robert at house 10 in Stranmillis Park, Cromac, Antrim
3 BillionGraves.com Photo of Corporal Robert Lucas' headstone
4 Lives of WWI Mortar Training Fatal Accident - 23 September 1916
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Corporal Robert Lucas' gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021