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202014   Private Robert Williamson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (British Army)
Died: 28/10/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 22
Summary      
Robert Williamson was the son of John and Mary Jane Williamson. Robert was born in County Tyrone about 1896. His father was a railway labourer. Private Robert Williamson was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment when he died on 28th October 1918. Private Robert Williamson has no known grave and is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial.
Further Information
Robert Williamson was the son of John and Mary Jane Williamson. Robert was born in County Tyrone about 1896.
The 1901 census lists Robert as age 8 living with the family at house 12 in Curlagh, Caledon, Tyrone. His father, John Williamson, was a labourer. One of his sisters was born in St Helens, England.
The 1911 census lists Robert as age 16 living with the family at house 2 in Derrycourtney, Caledon, Tyrone. Robert was still at school. His father was a railway labourer.
Family: John Williamson, Mary Jane Williamson, Sarah Williamson (born about 1887), Catherine Williamson (born about 1891), Robert Williamson (born about 1893), John Williamson (born about 1895), William George Williamson (born about 1898), Mary Jane Williamson (born about 1901), Samuel Williamson (born about 1904).
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Private Robert Williamson was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment when he died on 28th October 1918.
Private Robert Williamson has no known grave and is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial.
The CWGC record Private Williamson as the son of John Williamson, of Curlough, Crilly, Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Derrycourtney, Caledon Caledon Census listing in Derrycourtney 54.368559 -6.888113
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1 1901 Census lists Williamson family Lists Robert as age 8 living with the family at house 12 in Curlagh, Caledon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Williamson family Lists Robert as age 16 living with the family at house 2 in Derrycourtney, Caledon, Tyrone
3 Lancashire Regiment Robert Williamson, wounded
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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