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202014   Private Robert Williamson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 11/01/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 28/05/1893
Died: 28/10/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 25
Robert Williamson was the oldest son of John and Mary Jane Williamson. He was born on 28th May 1893. He was one of seven children, all but one born in the Caledon area. 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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 102-104
CWGC Casualty 877413
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
References and Links
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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 Poor Photo of Private Robert Williamson's inscription
4 Lancashire Regiment Robert Williamson, born Curlough, wounded
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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