9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Robert Henry Anderson was the son of James Anderson. Robert was born in Dungannon, County Tyrone about 1887. The family lived in Derrygortreavy, Dungannon. By 1901, Robert had left school and was working as a Machine Boy in a local mill. His father worked as plumber. The 1911 census lists Robert Henry as age 24 living with the family. Robert worked as a flax dresser. The census also shows Robert was married about 1908, although the census does not list his wife. Private Robert Henry Anderson was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 1st July 1916 at the Somme.
Thiepval is a village on the D151 road about 8 kilometres north of the town of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted at Thiepval) is about 1kilometre north-west of the village on the north side of the D73 road to Hamel. Access to the cemetery, 500 metres from the road, is by a track (suitable for cars).