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1031   Rifleman Robert Hutchison
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Dated added: 14/10/2016   Last updated: 16/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment (British Army)
Died: 02/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Robert Hutchison was born in Magherafelt. Robert enlisted in Belfast. He was living in Portadown at the time. When writing his will in December 1915, he left all to his wife Elizabeth Hutchison, who was living in South Street, Portadown at the time. Rifleman Robert Hutchison was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in France and Flanders on Sunday 2nd July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 15A-15B
CWGC Casualty 794717
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.
References and Links
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1 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Rifleman Robert Hutchison
2 National Archives UK Medal card of Rifleman Robert Hutchison can be purchased here
3 Portadown War Memorial Hutchison Robert, Rifleman Royal Irish Rifles, South Street
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023