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   Lieutenant Robert McCahon
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Dated added: 25/04/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 69 Field Company, Royal Engineers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 07/07/1888
Died: 30/03/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 29
Robert McCahon was the son of John McCahon. Robert was born on 7th July 1888 in Texas, U.S.A. By the time of the 1901 census, his mother had died and the family had moved to Kilrea where his father had a drapery shop. Robert attended Coleraine Academical Institution and went on to Trinity College Dublin. Robert joined the engineering department of the Belfast City Corporation. Robert McCahon enlisted early in 1915. He was commissioned as a Special Reserve 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers that August. Lieutenant Robert McCahon was serving with the 69th Field Company of the Royal Engineers when he was wounded by shellfire. He was removed to hospital in Doullens, but he died of his wounds on 30th March 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Doullens Communal Cemetery Ext.1
  Doullens, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave VI-A-9
CWGC Casualty 83175
Doullens is a town in the Department of the Somme, approximately 30 kilometres north of Amiens on the N25 road to Arras. The Communal Cemetery and Extensions lie on the eastern side of the town, about 270 metres south-east of the road to Arras.
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 75
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1 1901 Census lists McCahon family 1901 census lists Robert as age 12 living with the family at house 30 in Maghera Street, Kilrea, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists McCahon family 1911 census lists Robert as age 22 living with the family at house 26 in Maghera Street, Kilrea, Londonderry
3 Belfast City Corporation War Dead Robert McCahon listed on War Memorial
4 Diamond War Memorial Project Minimal information on Lieutenant Robert McCahon
5 National Archives UK Details of Lieutenant Robert McCahon can be purchased here
6 National Archives UK Medal card of Lieutenant Robert McCahon can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023