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8092   Private Robert Blair
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Depot, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 08/04/1915 (Died of Illness)
Although Robert Blair died at home, he was still an army reservist with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Originally a native of Castlecaulfield he had served many years overseas in Egypt. He lost an eye in an accident and was called up but owing to the defect in his sight he was not sent to the Western Front but was employed as a cook in the depot in Omagh. He developed influenza and cardiac trouble. He passed away on the 8th April 1915 and is interred in Cookstown New Cemetery.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cookstown New Cemetery
  Cookstown, Co Tyrone, 6
Grave Ref: J 1491
CWGC Casualty 661732
Cookstown New Cemetery is situated at the junction of Cemetery Road and Westland Road South, Cookstown. Cookstown New Cemetery is also known as Westland Rd Cemetery and Forthill Cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

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

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 41