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4679   Rifleman Robert James Wright
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 20
Robert James Wright was a son of Thomas and Sarah Wright of Ballylifford, Moneymore, County Londonderry. He joined the 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, (Y.C.V.) Young Citizen Volunteers. He was also a member of Salterstown L.O.L. 482 It is recorded that Robert died of wounds received on 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 15A-15B
CWGC Casualty 1556167
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

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 2 Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 150
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1 1901 Census lists Wright family 1901 census lists Robert J as age 5 at house 7 in Ballylifford, Salterstown, Moneymore
2 1911 Census lists Wright family 1911 census lists 'Robert James' as age 15 at house 3 in Ballylifford, Salterstown, Moneymore