Robert Lyttle was the eldest son of James and Isabella Lyttle. Robert was born in Moneymore on 8th December 1884. He was the second of five children. Tthe family farmed and lived in Ballymully, Moneymore. Robert Lyttle emigrated to Canada. Prior to enlisting, Robert was living at 361 Ontario Street, Toronto, Ontario. He was working as a labourer and machinist. Robert Lyttle enlisted in Quebec in September 1916. Private Robert Lyttle was serving with the 14th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed by enemy shell fire near Vimy Railway Station on Saturday 2nd June 1917.
Vimy Communal Cemetery Farbus is located in the village of Vimy, a village about 10 kilometres north-north-east of Arras on the main road to Lens. Take the N17 from Arras for approximately 11 kilometres to the roundabout with the D51 - Givenchy-en-Gohelle to Farbus road. Turn right to Vimy centre and the cemetery lies about 3 kilometres on the left of the road as you come out of Vimy village. The cemetery was used by fighting units on both sides during the War, and over 60 German graves have been removed to another cemetery.