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9272   Sergeant Robert James Williams
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Robert James Williams was the son of Mary Williams. He was born in Dundalk, County Louth. Robert lived in Dublin. Robert Williams enlisted in Cookstown. Sergeant Robert James Williams was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action during the Third Battle of Ypres at Passchendaele on Thursday 16th August 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Dochy Farm New British Cemetery
  Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 1-A-39
CWGC Casualty 161275
Dochy Farm New British Cemetery is located 7 kilometres north-east of Ieper town centre on the Zonnebekestraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332) connecting Ieper to Zonnebeke. Two roads connect Ieper town centre onto the Zonnebeekseweg. The Torhoutstraat leads from the market square onto a small roundabout. Take the first right turn which is Basculestraat. At the end of Basculestraat there is a crossroads and Zonnebeekseweg is the turning to the left. 7 kilometres along the Zonnebeekseweg, in the village of Zonnebeke, lies the left hand turning onto the Langemarkstraat (further on this street name changes to Zonnebekestraat). The cemetery lies 1.5 kilometres along this road on the left hand side.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 302
References and Links
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1 Dublin Casualties of WWI Brief details of Sergeant Robert James Williams
2 Photo of Sergeant Robert James Williams' grave
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Sergeant Robert James Williams
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant Robert Williams' grave can be purchased here.
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