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24648   Private Robert Seymour
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 11/04/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 46
Robert Seymour was the son of Isaac Seymour. Robert was born in Benburb, County Tyrone about 1872. Robert worked as a ship painter. Robert Seymour enlisted in Glasgow in August 1916. Robert was married. His wife was a native of Elgin, Scotland. Private Robert Seymour was serving in France with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was reported missing and shortly after that confirmed as killed in action on Wednesday 11th April 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  Arras, Pas-de-Calais, 
Grave Ref: Bay 9
CWGC Casualty 1638723
The Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras. The cemetery is near the Citadel, approximately 2 kms due west of the railway station.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Armagh Dead in the Great War 151
References and Links
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1 Brother - Corporal Thomas Seymour Believed to be half-brother of Private Robert Seymour
2 Photo of Private Robert Seymour's inscription
3 Morayshire Roll Of Honour Page 388. Details of Robert Seymour
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Scottish National War Memorial Brief details of Private Robert Seymour
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023