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16873   Private Robert Henry Anderson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
Robert Henry Anderson was the son of James Anderson. Robert was born in Dungannon, County Tyrone about 1887. The family lived in Derrygortreavy, Dungannon. By 1901, Robert had left school and was working as a Machine Boy in a local mill. His father worked as plumber. The 1911 census lists Robert Henry as age 24 living with the family. Robert worked as a flax dresser. The census also shows Robert was married about 1908, although the census does not list his wife. 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
Grave Ref: Grave I-D-20
CWGC Casualty 544007
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).
Local Memorial Details

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1 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 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021