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21923   Private Robert James Patterson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 18/04/1898
Died: 28/03/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 19
Robert James Patterson was the youngest son of Rachel Patterson (nee Powers). He was born at Ballymacarrett, County Down on 18th April 1898. He was the youngest of at least five children. Sometime between 1898 and 1901, his father died. The family lived in Belfast. Robert enlisted in 1917. He was wounded during the retreat from St Quentin and removed to Namps for treatment. Private Robert Patterson was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of his wounds on Thursday 28th March 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Namps-au-Val British Cemetery
  Namps-au-Val, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave 1-A-19
CWGC Casualty 38366
Namps-au-Val is a village in the Department of the Somme approximately 16 kilometres south-west of Amiens. The British Cemetery is between the village and the railway station.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Moneymore War Memorial Moneymore
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 257
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Patterson family Lists Robert as age 3 living with the family at house 5 in Matilda Street, St George's Ward Belfast
2 1911 Census lists Patterson family Lists Robert James as age 13 living with the family at house 106 in Canmore Street, Woodvale, Antrim
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Robert J Patterson's grave can be purchased here
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