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16877   Private Robert Irwin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
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Summary      
Robert Irwin was born in Benburb, County Tyrone. Robert Irwin was living in Moy, County Tyrone when he travelled to Finner Camp, County Donegal to enlist. Private Robert Irwin was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in the Somme when he was killed in action on 1st July 1916
Further Information
Robert Irwin was the son of William Irwin.
Robert Irwin was born in Benburb, County Tyrone
Robert Irwin was living in Moy, County Tyrone when he travelled to Finner Camp, County Donegal to enlist.
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Private Robert Irwin was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in the Somme when he was killed in action on 1st July 1916..
For some time he was reported as missing for some time, before confirmation that he had died at the Somme.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 24 August 1916:
Mr William Irwin, Benburb, has received notification that his son, Private Robert Irwin, Tyrone Volunteers, is missing since 1st July.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 26th August 1916:
Mr William Irwin, Benburb, Moy, County Tyrone, has received official notification that his son, Private Robert Irwin, Tyrone Volunteers, is missing since the big push on 1st July. He belonged to the Benburb Company, Dungannon Battalion U.V.F.
Private Robert Irwin has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Beagh, Fivemiletown Fivemiletown Census listing in Beagh, Fivemiletown 54.429316 -7.27232
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1 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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