9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
08/05/1916 (Died of Wounds)
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.
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.