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27941   Lance Corporal Robert Moran
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 14/10/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Robert Moran was the only son and eldest child of Thomas and Bridget Moran. He was born about 1899 in Desertmartin. His father was an agricultural labourer. Lance Corporal Robert Moran was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in Belgium on Monday 14th October 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Dadizeele New British Cemetery
  Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave I-C-12
CWGC Casualty 163181
Dadizeele New British Cemetery is located 16 km east of Ieper town centre on a road leading from the N8 Meenseweg, connecting Ieper to Menen via Geluwe. From Ieper town centre the Meenseweg is located via Torhoutstraat and then right onto Basculestraat. Basculestraat ends at a main crossroads, directly over which begins the Meenseweg. 12 km along the N8 lies the village of Geluwe and the left hand turning onto the Nieuwstraat (later called Derdeansiersstraat, towards Dadizele). 5 km along this road lies the village of Dadizele. The cemetery is located 100 metres after the left hand turning at the junction with Geluwestraat and Beselarestraat, in the village of Dadizele.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Desertmartin Church of Ireland - WW1 Roll of Honour Desertmartin
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Moran family 1901 census lists Robert as age 3 living with the family at house 8 in Dromore, Desertmartin, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Moran family 1911 census lists Robert as age 12 living with the family at house 6 in Desertmartin Town, Londonderry
3 Photo of Lance Corporal Robert Moran's grave
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Lance Corporal Robert Moran can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Lance Corporal Robert Moran's grave can be purchased here
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