Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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29/11/2019 The CWGC records Private Robert Anderson as the son of Thomas and Margaret Anderson of Springtown, Londonderry.
29/11/2019 Private Anderson is also commemorated on the Diamond, War Memorial, Londonderry.
29/11/2019 Private Robert Anderson was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
29/11/2019 Robert Anderson enlisted in Londonderry.
29/11/2019 The 1911 census lists Robert as age 18 living with the family at house 7 in Spring Town, Liberties, Lower, Londonderry. Robert is listed as a gardener and a domestic servant. His father was a market gardener.
29/11/2019 Robert Anderson worked in Tillie's, Duncreggan, as a gardener.
29/11/2019 The 1901 census records the family living at Ivy Terrace, South Ward No. 2 Urban, Londonderry. Robert was eight years old. Robertís father was a grocer.
29/11/2019 Known family: Thomas Anderson, Margaret Anderson, Mary Anderson (born 16th July 1887), Thomas Anderson (born 20th January 1889), Robert Anderson (born 18th December 1890), Bella Anderson (born 13th December 1892), James Anderson (born 22nd December 1894).
29/11/2019 GRONI records Robert Anderson as being born on 18th December 1890. He was one of five children, all born in Derry.
29/11/2019 Robert Anderson was the son of Thomas and Margaret Anderson. Thomas Anderson and Margaret Andrews were married on 12th August 1886 in the city of Derry.
29/11/2019 Army records suggest that Private Robert Anderson was born in Dungannon. For this reason, there is a possibility that the family found in the census and recorded here is NOT that of Private Anderson.
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