Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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14/02/2021 Sergeant Robert Deane is listed on page 24 of the Ballygawley War Dead book, compiled by Drew Robinson.
14/02/2021 Sergeant Robert Deane is buried in Connaught Cemetery near Thiepval.
14/02/2021 Lance Corporal Robert Deane arrived in France on 4th October 1915.
14/02/2021 Known family: James Deane, Margaret Deane, Catherine Deane (born 2nd March 1865), James Deane (born 6th February 1867, died 6th August 1875, age 8), Robert Deane (born 12th May 1869), Margaret Deane (born 25th April 1871), Eliza Deane (born 17th November 1874), James Deane (born 16th March 1877).
14/02/2021 Robert was born in Ballygawley on 12th May 1869. He was also baptised in Ballygawley.
14/02/2021 Robert Deane was the son of James and Margaret Deane (nee Patterson).
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30/12/2015 Sergeant Robert Deane was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on the 1st July 1916.
30/12/2015 Robert enlisted in Belfast at the outbreak of war.
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