Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
20268   Private Robert John Wilson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 12/01/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Robert John Wilson was the only son of George Wilson and Mary Ann Reid. Robert was born in Glasgow, Scotland about 1891. Robert attended Drumglass Boys National School. The family lived at 18 Clare Terrace, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone. Robert worked as a labourer. Private Robert Wilson was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on the 1st July 1916. He was 25 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 822824
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"
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Holdfast L.O.L. 1620 Dungannon Roll of Honour Dungannon
2 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
3 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Holdfast Loyal Orange Lodge No 1620
2 Drumglass Boys National School, Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Wilson family Lists Robert John as age 10 living with the family at house 4 in Mullaghadun, Bernagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Wilson family Lists Robert as age 20 living with the family at house 18 in Clare Terrace, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
3 Drumglass School Roll of Honour, 1914 Robert Wilson listed Drumglass Roll of Honour 1914 Boys National School, Dungannon
4 Photo of Private Robert Wilson's inscription
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Scottish National War Memorial Brief details of Private Robert Wilson
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023