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19572   Private Robert John Rowe
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 20/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 05/04/1898
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 18
Robert John Rowe was the son of Joseph and Esther Rowe. He was born on 5th April 1898. They were a farming family from Drumoolish, Tamlaght O’Crilly, Upperlands, Co. Derry. Robert’s mother died in December 1905 when Robert was 7 years old. Private Robert John Rowe 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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 810305
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 27
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Rowe family 1901 census lists Robert John as age 3 living with the family at house 27 in Drumoolish, Tamlaght, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Collins family 1911 census lists Sarah Collins (sister) as age 30 living with her family at house 20 in Drumoolish, Tamlaght, Londonderry
3 1911 Census lists Rowe family 1911 census lists John as age 11 living with the family at house 12 in Drumoolish, Tamlaght, Londonderry
4 Diamond War Memorial Project Minimal information on Private Robert John Rowe
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private Robert John Rowe
6 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Robert John Rowe can be purchased here
7 Private Samuel Rowe Thought to be related to Private Robert John Rowe
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023