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7881   Private Robert Falls
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 06/04/1885
Died: 26/08/1914 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
Summary      
Robert Falls was a son of John and Margaret Falls of Blue Doors, Coolkeeghan, Cookstown. Robert enlisted in 1903 and had served for a time in China. He was a life long friend of Private William Nixon. The two friends were almost the same age and lived next door to each other. Tragically they died on the same day. His younger brother, Samuel was killed in action while serving with the Scots Guards on 27th September 1915 at the Battle of Loos.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial
  La Ferte, Seine-et-Marne
Grave Ref:
CWGC Casualty 878551
Summary      
La Ferte-sous-Jouarre is a small town 66 kilometres to the east of Paris, located on the main road (N3) running east from Paris. The Memorial is situated in a small park on the south-western edge of the town, on the south bank of the River Marne, just off the main road to Paris, The Memorial Register is kept at the Town Hall.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 1 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 18
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Falls family 1901 census lists Robert as age 17 at house 10 in Killymoon Demesne, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists Falls family 1911 census does not list Robert at house 10 in Killymoon Demesne, Cookstown
3 Battle Of Cateau The Battle of Le Cateau was essentially a rearguard actionů
4 Derryloran Parish Church of Ireland Roll of Honour Published in the Mid-Ulster Mail on Saturday 2 January 1915
5 Forum discussion Some details of the Falls brothers
6 Private Samuel Falls Younger brother of Private Robert Falls
7 William Nixon Friend