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1157   Rifleman Robert Fulton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 16th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 20/05/1895
Died: 02/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Robert Fulton was born in Newmills. He was the eldest son of Robert and Mary A. Fulton of Tullaghmore, Sherrygroom, Cookstown. He was a member of Newmills Company, Ulster Volunteers. He enlisted with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Dungannon at the outbreak of the First World War and subsequently transferred to the 16th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. Robert survived the first day on the Somme but was killed in action on 2nd July 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on panels, 15A-15B on the Thiepval Memorial.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 15A-15B
CWGC Casualty 750449
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 Stewartstown Cenotaph - WWI Stewartstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 151
2 Oldtown National School
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Fulton family 1901 census lists Robert as age 5 at house 16 in Roughan, Tullyniskane, Newmills
2 1911 Census lists a Robert Fulton Possible 1911 census listing of Robert at house 1 in Lederg (Bernagh, Tyrone)
3 1911 Census lists Fulton family 1911 census does not list Robert as living with the family at house 8 in Tullagh Beg, Stewartstown. Tyrone
4 Dungannon War Dead Also listed on Dungannon War Dead
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Rifleman Robert Fulton
7 Map showing Lederg Townland, Co. Tyrone
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023