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18196   Rifleman Robert McCabe
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/08/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 22/01/1888
Died: 18/10/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 29
Robert Daniel McCabe was the son of Henry and Jane McCabe. He was born on 22nd January 1888 in Moy, near Dungannon. He was one of thirteen children. Around 1897 they moved to the Lisburn area. His father was a linen beetler. Robert became a linen weaver. He enlisted at Lisburn with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles. Rifleman McCabe was wounded at the front in September / October 1917. Robert was brought back to hospital in England where he was operated on. He returned home to Lisburn and discharged on 8th October 1917. Rifleman Robert McCabe died at the County Antrim Infirmary in Lisburn on 18th October 1917. He died from the effects of gas poisoning and internal injuries received on active service.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Lambeg Church of Ireland Churchyard
  Dunmurray, Co Antrim, 6
Grave Ref: Grave 145E (S of W-end of Church)
CWGC Casualty 661180
There are 3 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war and 2 of the 1939-1945 war here.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Armagh Dead in the Great War 106
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1 1901 Census lists McCabe family Lists R Daniel as age 13 living with the family at house 82 in Tullynacross. Drumbeg, Down
2 1911 Census lists McCabe family Lists Robert as age 22 living with the family at house 59 in Tullynacross. Drumbeg, Down
3 Photo of Rifleman Robert McCabe's headstone
4 Hilden War Memorial Lists Robert McCabe
5 Irish Memorials Photos of Hilden Memorial
6 Lisburn in the Great War Detailed information on Robert McCabe
7 Lives of the First World War Enlisted - 12th September 1914
8 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
9 Royal Irish Rifles - 11th Battalion Robert McCabe, Moy, died at home
10 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Robert McCabe's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023