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16868   Corporal Robert Forde
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/04/2024
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 20/12/1888
Died: 27/05/1915 (Died of Illness)
Age: 26
Robert was a son of Robert Forde of Bardahessiagh, Pomeroy. Before enlisting in the Army, Robert Forde was a section leader with Pomeroy Company of Ulster Volunteers. He joined with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at Finner Camp, Ballyshannon, County Donegal. Robert had attained the rank of Corporal. While the Battalion was training at Randalstown, County Antrim, he contracted Scarlet fever and was taken to hospital in Antrim where he died of his illness on 27th May 1915. He is interred in Antrim Cemetery, County Antrim in grave K-1-3
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Antrim New Cemetery
  Antrim, Co Antrim, 6
Grave Ref: Grave K-1-3
CWGC Casualty 660602
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 61
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1 1901 Census lists Forde family 1901 census lists Robert as 11 years old at house 16 in Bardahessiagh, The Rock, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Forde family 1911 census lists Robert as 22 years old at house 4 in Bardahessiagh, The Rock, Tyrone
3 Antrim Council Cemetery record for Robert Forde
4 Photo of Private Robert Forde's grave
5 Presbyterian ROH Pomeroy Robert Forde. Died
6 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of Corporal Robert Forde can be purchased here.
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