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   Captain Robert Samuel Flood M.C.
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 08/03/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, North Irish Horse (British Army)
Died: 05/12/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Robert Samuel Flood was the son of Maria and Robert James Flood. Robert was born about 1891 in Ashfield, Cootehill. County Cavan. The family were farmers. Robert was a student at the Royal School Dungannon between 1903 and 1905. Robert worked at the Bessbrook Spinning Company in Armagh as an assistant manager. His uncle, Robert Scott, was the managing director. At the outbreak of war Robert Flood enlisted with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers. Private Flood quickly rose through the ranks. Robert Flood was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry at Ypres on 16th August 1917. Captain Robert Flood was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action by shrapnel on the morning of 5th December 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ribecourt British Cemetery
  Ribecourt, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-E-1
CWGC Casualty 595582
Ribecourt-la-Tour is a village about 10 kilometres south-west of Cambrai. Ribecourt British Cemetery lies on the south side of the village on the D89 heading towards Villers Plouich.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Royal School Dungannon Book 27
2 Armagh Dead in the Great War 47
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Flood family Lists Robert Samuel as age 9 living with the family at house 1 in Killycreeny, Ashfield, Cavan
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory - Bessbrook Bessbrook Spinning Co., Ltd. - R T Scott and W M Pim, managing directors
3 1911 Census lists Flood family Does not list Robert as living with the family at house 22 in Drumnagran, Tullyvin West, Cavan
4 1911 Census lists Robert S Flood Lists Robert S as age 20 as a boarder at house 36 in Craigmore Town, Mullaglass, Armagh
5 Battalion Diary 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers 01/09/1917 to 28/02/1918
6 Bessbrook War Memorial Captain Robert Samuel Flood listed on memorial
7 Every Man Remembered Royal British Legion website
8 Photo of Captain Robert Samuel Flood's gravestone
9 Irish Independent - 28/06/2019 Family house for sale - Millvale, Tullyvin, Cootehill
10 London Gazette - 11/03/1918 Issue: 13220 Page: 928 - Citation for which Military Cross was won
11 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
12 National Archives UK Captain Robert Samuel Flood
13 Our Heroes Irish Website Brief information on Capt R S Flood M.C. including photo
14 Robert James Flood family tree Lists nine children
15 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Capt R S Flood M.C.'s gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023