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25705   Private Robert McKeown
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 25/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Robert McKeown was the son of William and Isabella McKeown. Robert was born about 1897 in Garvaghy, Errigal, Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone. Robert McKeown enlisted in Omagh with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling fusiliers. Private Robert McKeown was killed in action in France on 25th June 1917. Robert was 19 years old. Robert's older brother, Thomas McKeown, also died in the war. Thomas died 7 weeks later on 16 August 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Somer Farm Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave A-26
CWGC Casualty 449029
Somer Farm Cemetery is located 6.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre on the Hollebekestraat, a road leading from the Rijselseweg (N365), connecting Ieper to Wijtschate and on to Armentieres.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 40
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1 1901 Census lists McKeown Family Lists Robert as age 4, living with the family at house 49 in Garvaghy, Errigal, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists 'Keown' Family Lists Robert as age 14, living with the family at house 51 in Garvaghy, Errigal, Tyrone
3 Photo of Robert McKeown's gravestone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Thomas McKeown Brother of Robert McKeown, who also died in the World War One
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Robert McKeown's gravestone can be purchased here
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