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13935   Private Robert J Lyttle
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 30/09/1891
Died: 08/05/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 24
Robert Lyttle was the second son of William and Eliza Lyttle. Robert was born on born 30th September 1891 in Ballyeglish, Moneymore. Robert was a member of Strifehill L.O.L. No. 628 and a member of the Ulster Volunteers. Robert Lyttle enlisted in the 9th Battalion Inniskillings at Finner Camp. On Sunday 8th May 1916, Private Robert Lyttle was severely wounded was taken to the 108th Field Ambulance where he died of his wounds. Glowing tributes were paid to Private Lyttle by both Lieutenant Colonel Ricardo and Captain Cruikshanks, his Battalion Commander.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Forceville Communal Cemetery and Ext
  Forceville, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 1-C-2
CWGC Casualty 117461
Forceville is a village some 10 kilometres north-west of Albert on the road to Doullens. The Communal Cemetery and Extension lie to the west of the village of Forceville, 20 kilometres from Doullens and 10 kilometres from Albert, on the D938, the main road between these two places.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 Moneymore War Memorial Moneymore
3 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
4 Desertlyn Church Of Ireland Roll Of Honour WWI Moneymore
5 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 112
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Lytle family 1901 census lists Robert J. as age 9 at house Ballygruby, Moneymore, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Little Family 1911 Census does not list Robert as living with the family at house13 in Killymoon Demesne, Cookstown Rural, Tyrone
3 Photo of Private Robert J Lyttle's grave
4 Lance Sergeant Miller Lance Sergeant Miller attended Private Robert Lyttle's funeral
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Robert James Lyttle
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
7 Private William Lyttle Brother of Private Robert Lyttle
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Robert J Lyttle's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023