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842292   Private Robert Lyttle
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Dated added: 05/02/2017   Last updated: 05/04/2024
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 08/12/1884
Died: 02/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 32
Robert Lyttle was the eldest son of James and Isabella Lyttle. Robert was born in Moneymore on 8th December 1884. He was the second of five children. Tthe family farmed and lived in Ballymully, Moneymore. Robert Lyttle emigrated to Canada. Prior to enlisting, Robert was living at 361 Ontario Street, Toronto, Ontario. He was working as a labourer and machinist. Robert Lyttle enlisted in Quebec in September 1916. Private Robert Lyttle was serving with the 14th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed by enemy shell fire near Vimy Railway Station on Saturday 2nd June 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vimy Communal Cemetery Farbus
  Arras, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave E-1/4
CWGC Casualty 618620
Vimy Communal Cemetery Farbus is located in the village of Vimy, a village about 10 kilometres north-north-east of Arras on the main road to Lens. Take the N17 from Arras for approximately 11 kilometres to the roundabout with the D51 - Givenchy-en-Gohelle to Farbus road. Turn right to Vimy centre and the cemetery lies about 3 kilometres on the left of the road as you come out of Vimy village. The cemetery was used by fighting units on both sides during the War, and over 60 German graves have been removed to another cemetery.
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1 1901 Census lists Lyttle family 1901 census does not list Robert as living with the family at house 7 in Ballymully, Moneymore, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Lyttle family 1911 census does not list Robert as living with the family at house 11 in Ballymully, Moneymore, Londonderry
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Robert Lyttle
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private Robert Lyttle
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Robert Lyttle's death
6 Photo of Private Robert Lyttle's grave
7 Robert Lyttle Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (32 no.)
8 Ballymully lies just north-west of Moneymore
9 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Robert Lyttle's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023