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14419   Sergeant Robert Deane
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 14/02/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 12/05/1869
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 47
Robert Deane was the son of James and Margaret Deane (nee Patterson). Robert was born in Ballygawley on 12th May 1869. He was also baptised in Ballygawley. Robert enlisted in Belfast at the outbreak of war. Sergeant Robert Deane was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was reported as being killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Connaught Cemetery
  Thiepval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-C-21
CWGC Casualty 526644
Thiepval is a village about 8 kilometres north-east of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted in the village) is on the edge of Thiepval Wood near the Ulster Tower, about one kilometre north-west of Thiepval on the Thiepval-Hamel road (D73).
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 24
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Deane family Does not list Robert as living with the family at house 14 in Cullenbrone, Favor Royal, Tyrone
2 Photo of Sergeant Robert Deane's gravestone
3 National Archives UK Medal card of Robert Deane can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant Robert Deane's gravestone can be purchased here
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