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14593   Private Robert Donaldson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 18/02/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 06/01/1894
Died: 06/04/1915 (Home)
Age: 21
Robert Donaldson was the son of John and Sarah Ann Donaldson. He was born on 6th January 1894 in Dromore, Clogher. He was the second youngest of six children. the family lived in Dromore Middle, near Clogher. His father was a builder and farmer. Robert Donaldson enlisted at Finner Camp, County Donegal. Private Robert Donaldson was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of influenza and scarlatina during Easter furlough at his home at Dromore Middle, Clogher on Tuesday 6th April 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Fivemiletown Church of Ireland Churchyard
  Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone, 6
Grave Ref: NE corner
CWGC Casualty 661728
Fivemiletown Church of Ireland Cemetery lies on the Murley Road. If coming from Dungannon, the Murley Road is a right turn at the entrance to the village. The Churchyard is 50m along that road on the right hand side. It is also known as Saint John's Parish Church, Fivemiletown.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Clogher War Memorial - WWI - South West Face - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Clogher
2 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 10
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Donaldson family Lists Robert as age 6 at house 3 in Dromore Middle, Killyfaddy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Donaldson family Lists Robert as age 17 at house 3 in Dromore Middle, Killyfaddy, Tyrone
3 Photo of Private Robert Donaldson's gravestone
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Robert Donaldson's gravestone can be purchased here
5 War-related Graves in Tyrone Cause of Death: Died of Influenza and Scarlatina at home
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023