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19144   Private Robert Gilmore
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Dated added: 12/03/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
Robert Gilmore was the son of John and Sarah Gilmore. Robert was born about 1886 in Kilrea area. The family lived in Drumane, Hervey Hill, Kilrea. His father was a Surface Man on Road. Robert was a farm labourer. Private Robert Gilmore was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, when he was reported missing / killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916. His death was confirmed in September when the family were informed that the body has been found and buried in France.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Mill Road Cemetery
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave V-C-10
CWGC Casualty 544155
Thiepval is a village on the D151 road about 8 kilometres north of the town of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted at Thiepval) is about 1kilometre north-west of the village on the north side of the D73 road to Hamel. Access to the cemetery, 500 metres from the road, is by a track (suitable for cars).
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 26
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Gilmour family 1901 census lists Robert as age 15 living with his family at house 21 in Drumane, Hervey Hill, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Gilmore family 1911 census lists Robert as age 27 living with his family at house 11 in Drumane, Hervey Hill, Londonderry
3 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Robert Gilmore can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Robert Gilmore's grave can be purchased here
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