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433137   Private Robert Neville
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 27/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 49th Battalion (C Company), Royal Canadian Regiment (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 03/07/1893
Died: 01/10/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 25
Robert Neville was the son of James and Helena Neville. Robert was born in County Tyrone on 3rd July 1893. The 1911 census shows Robert as 17. He is working on his fatherís farm. The family lived at Moygashel, Dungannon. Robert emigrated to Canada where he worked as a farmer. He enlisted on 6th May 1915 at Edmonton, aged 22. He was single and gives his next of kin as his father, James. Private Robert Neville was serving with the Alberta Regiment of the Canadian Infantry when he died in France on 1st October 1919, age 26
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
  Etaples, Pas De Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave LXV-G-27
CWGC Casualty 497613
…taples is a town about 27 kilometres south of Boulogne. The Military Cemetery is to the north of the town, on the west side of the road to Boulogne. During the First World War, the area around …taples was the scene of immense concentrations of Commonwealth reinforcement camps and hospitals. It was remote from attack, except from aircraft, and accessible by railway from both the northern or the southern battlefields. In 1917, 100,000 troops were camped among the sand dunes and the hospitals, which included eleven general, one stationary, four Red Cross hospitals and a convalescent depot, could deal with 22,000 wounded or sick. In September 1919, ten months after the Armistice, three hospitals and the Q.M.A.A.C. convalescent depot remained.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Royal School Dungannon Book 45
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1 1901 Census lists Neville family Lists Robert as age 7 living with the family at house 12 in Moygashel, Bernagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Neville family Lists Robert as age 17 living with the family at house 17 in Moygashel, Bernagh, Tyrone
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Robert Neville
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Robert Neville
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Robert Neville's death
6 Photo of Private Robert Neville's grave
7 Forum discussion Link directs to Robert Neville's cause of death
8 Robert Neville Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (72 no.)
9 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Robert Neville's grave can be purchased here
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