10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Robert Alexander McDonald was the son of Robert and Mary McDonald. He was born on 25th April 1888 in Tyanee, Upperlands, County Londonderry. The 1901 census lists Robert as age 12 living with the his aunt and uncle in Tyanee. Robert married Ellen Wallace in October 1908 They had a son, Robert William. Robert was an agricultural labourer and Ellen was an embroiderer. Private Robert McDonald was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.