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41353   Private Robert Park
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 20/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 17/12/1888
Died: 19/04/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
Robert Park was the son of John and Margaret Park. Robert was born 17th December 1888 in the Magherafelt area. John Park was a farmer and a member of Magherafelt Rural District Council (R.D.C.) and also a Justice of the Peace (J.P.). The family lived in Grange, Desertmartin, County Londonderry. Robert was worked on his fatherís farm. Private Robert Park was with the North Irish Horse (2325) for a time. Private Robert Park was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action near Kemmel on Friday 19th April 1918. He was 29 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 140-141
CWGC Casualty 1636017
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
2 Curran Presbyterian Church - WW1 Roll of Honour Knockloughrim
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 85
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Park family 1901 census lists Robert as age 12 living with the family at house 1 in Grange, Desertmartin, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Park family 1911 census lists Robert as age 22 living with the family at house 41 in Grange, Desertmartin, Londonderry
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private Robert Park including photo
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Robert Park can be purchased here
5 North Irish Horse Details of Private Robert Park including inscription photo
6 Private William Parke Brother of Private Robert Park
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023