Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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31/12/2020 Private Baxter is buried in Acheux British Cemetery, Somme, France. His inscription reads SUCH SACRIFICE WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN BY OUR LORD WHO LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR US ALL
31/12/2020 Private Robert Baxter arrived in Europe on 26th August 1915.
31/12/2020 Family: Robert Baxter, Jane Baxter, Robert Baxter (born 30th June 1893, Dungannon), Maria Baxter (born 5th March 1895, Magherafelt), Mary Baxter (born 25th November 1896, Lisburn), Kyle Baxter (born about 1900, County Antrim).
31/12/2020 Robert was born in Dungannon on 30th June 1893. He was the eldest of four children.
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30/12/2015 The CWGC record Private Robert Baxter as the son of Robert and Jane Baxter, of Co. Tyrone.
30/12/2015 Port William War Memorial lists Private Baxter.
30/12/2015 Presuming that he was injured at the Battle of the Somme, he celebrated his 23rd birthday on the Friday, was badly injured at the Somme on the Saturday and died on the Sunday.
30/12/2015 Private Robert Baxter was serving with the 1st Battalion of the King's Own Scottish Borderers when he died of wounds sustained on Sunday 2 July 1916. He was 23 years old.
30/12/2015 He was working as a farm servant at Killantrae, Port William, Wigtownshire when he enlisted.
30/12/2015 Robert had moved to Scotland.
30/12/2015 The 1911 census does not list Robert as living with the family at house 44 in Boyne Square, St. George's, Belfast.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census records that the family lived in Ballydownfine, Ballygomartin in the west of Belfast. Robert was 7 years old. His father was a labourer.
30/12/2015 Robert Baxter was the eldest son of Robert and Jane Baxter (nee Henderson).
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