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4679   Rifleman Robert James Wright
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 10/04/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 30/08/1895
Died: 01/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 20
Robert James Wright was a son of Thomas and Sarah Wright. He was born in Magherafelt town on 30th August 1895. Robert was one of eight children. By 1901, the family were farming in Ballylifford, Salterstown, Moneymore. It is recorded that Rifleman Robert Wright died of wounds received on the first day of the battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916. It is not known if he was injured on that day.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 15A-15B
CWGC Casualty 1556167
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 2 Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 150
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Wright family 1901 census lists Robert J as age 5 at house 7 in Ballylifford, Salterstown, Moneymore
2 1911 Census lists Wright family 1911 census lists 'Robert James' as age 15 at house 3 in Ballylifford, Salterstown, Moneymore
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023