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16873   Private Robert Henry Anderson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/04/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 10/04/1886
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
Summary      
Robert Henry Anderson was the son of James Anderson. Robert was born in Dungannon on 10th April 1886. The family lived in Derrygortreavy, Dungannon. By 1901, Robert had left school and was working in a local mill. His father was as plumber. The 1911 census lists Robert Henry as age 24 living with the family. Robert was as a flax dresser. Private Robert Henry Anderson was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 1st July 1916 at the Somme.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Mill Road Cemetery
  Thiepval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-D-20
CWGC Casualty 544007
Summary      
Thiepval is a village on the D151 road about 8 kilometres north of the town of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted at Thiepval) is about 1kilometre north-west of the village on the north side of the D73 road to Hamel. Access to the cemetery, 500 metres from the road, is by a track (suitable for cars).
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Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Holdfast L.O.L. 1620 Dungannon Roll of Honour Dungannon
2 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Anderson family Lists Robert H as age 14 living with the family at house 7 in Ballysaggart, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Anderson family Lists Robert Henry as age 24 living with the family at house 12 in Beechvalley, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
3 1st Presbyterian Dungannon Robert Anderson, killed in action
4 BillionGraves.com Photo of Private Robert Henry Anderson's headstone
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Robert Henry Anderson's headstone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021