9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Robert Coulter was the son of James and Maggie Coulter (nee Bryans). Robert was born in Aughlurch, County Fermanagh on the 17th December 1895. James Coulter was a labourer. Robert Coulter was living and working in Ballymena for a time before enlisting. Robert enlisted in the 9th Inniskillings on 1914 at Finner Camp. He went to France on 25th November 1915. Private Robert Coulter was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the 1st July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
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. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"