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16168   Private Robert Baxter
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/12/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 30/06/1893
Died: 02/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 23
Robert Baxter was the eldest son of Robert and Jane Baxter. Robert was born in Dungannon on 30th June 1893. Robert moved to Scotland and was working as a farm servant at Killantrae, Port William, Wigtownshire when he enlisted. Private Robert Baxter was serving with the 1st Battalion of the King's Own Scottish Borderers when he died of wounds sustained on Sunday 2 July 1916. He was 23 years old. Presuming that he was injured at the Battle of the Somme, he celebrated his 23rd birthday on the Friday, was injured at the Somme on the Saturday and died on the Sunday.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Acheux British Cemetery
  Albert, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave 1-A-5
CWGC Casualty 117862
Acheux lies on the D938, the main road from Albert to Doullens, approximately 10 Kms out of Albert. As you arrive in Acheux the church will be seen on your right and you will come to a crossroads. Turn left on to the D114 in the direction of Lealvillers and the cemetery will be found 800 metres further along on the right hand side of the road.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Baxter family Lists Robert as age 7 living with the family at house 17 in Ballydownfine, Ballygomartin, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Baxter family Does not list Robert as living with the family at house 44 in Boyne Square, St. George's, Antrim
3 Forum Discussion (SMRG) War Dead from Mochrum Parish, Port William
4 Lives of the First World War Private Robert Baxter's listing
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Port William War Memorial Private Robert Baxter is listed on Port William War Memorial
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Robert Baxter's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023