Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
16153   Rifleman Robert Anderson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Robert Anderson was born in Drumglass, Dungannon. Robert worked as a tenter in the employment of Messrs. Dickson and Company, Milltown Weaving Factory, Dungannon. Robert Anderson was for many years the bandmaster of the Dungannon Conservative Flute Band and deputy master of Holdfast L.O.L. No 1620. Robert Anderson enlisted in Belfast. Private Robert Anderson was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on 1st July 1916 at the Somme.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 15A-15B
CWGC Casualty 773597
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
2 Holdfast L.O.L. 1620 Dungannon Roll of Honour Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Holdfast Loyal Orange Lodge No 1620
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021