Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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19/01/2021 Private Robert Carson has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme in France.
19/01/2021 Robert Carson was the son of Robert and Mary Carson. Robert Carson and Mary Ashe were married on 25th July 1893 in the district of Dungannon.
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30/12/2015 Both Private Robert Carson and his brother William Carson were serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when they were killed in action on the first day of the Somme on 1st July 1916. Robert was 20 years old.
30/12/2015 Robert enlisted in Moy. Robert and his elder brother Robert probably enlisted on the same day as they have consecutive enlistment numbers 17523 William Carson and 17524 Robert Carson.
30/12/2015 Known family: Robert Carson, Mary Carson, William Carson (born 8th May 1894), Robert Carson (born about 1896), Sarah Carson (born about 1898), Joseph Carson (born about 1900), Emily Carson (born about 1903), George A Carson (born about 1905), John Al Carson (born about 1908) and Samuel Carson (born about 1911).
30/12/2015 The 1911 census records Robert as 15 years old. Like his father, Robert worked as a labourer. The family still lived at house 1 in Derryscollop, Tullyroan, County Armagh
30/12/2015 The 1901 census records Robert as 5 years old. His father Robert worked as an agricultural labourer. The family lived at house 1 in Derryscollop, Tullyroan, County Armagh
30/12/2015 Robert was born in Derryscallop, County Armagh about 1896. It is only a couple of miles from Moy, County Tyrone. He was the second of at least seven children.
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