9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
30/05/1918 (Killed in Action)
Robert Mitchell was born in Coagh. Before the war Robert was employed by Duff Brothers in Coagh. News of his death was first conveyed to Robertís mother by his cousin, Sergeant Joseph Mitchell, who was also his Platoon sergeant, and who stated in a letter that Robert was killed instantly by a shell in a rest camp where they were just settling down to a period of rest after getting out of the trenches.
Canada Farm Cemetery is located 8.5 kilometres north-west of Ieper town centre, on the Elzendammestraat, a road leading from the Veurnseweg (N8) connecting Ieper to Elverdinge and on to Veurne. From Ieper town centre the Veurnseweg (N8) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then turning right onto Haiglaan. Veurnseweg is a continuation of Haiglaan. On reaching the village of Elverdinge the Steentjesmolenstraat, N333, leads towards Poperinge. 2 kilometres along the Steentjesmolenstraat lies the right hand turning onto Elzendammestraat. The cemetery itself is located 1 kilometre along the Elzendammestraat on the right hand side of the road.