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21869   Private Robert Cander
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 42
Robert Cander was born at Clare, Kildress, Cookstown. Robert was the son of Joseph and Ellen Cander, 47 Stewart Street, Mossend, Lanarkshire, and husband of Catherine McGrath Cander. He enlisted in Hamilton in Scotland. He was killed in action on 1st July 1916 and is buried in Plot 2, Row A, Grave 4 at Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, France.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Auchonvillers Military Cemetery
  Auchonvillers, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave 2-A-4
CWGC Casualty 71763
Auchonvillers is approximately 20 Kms south of Arras. Using the D919 from Arras to Amiens you will drive through the villages of Bucquoy, Puisieux then Serre-les-Puisieux. On leaving Serre-les-Puisieux, 3 Kms further along the D919, turn left following the signs for Auchonvillers. At the crossroads in the village centre follow the CWGC signs for Auchonvillers Military Cemetery which is on the outskirts of the village on the right hand side.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 129