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15/09/2018 The CWGC record Private R J Patterson as the son of Rachel Patterson of 91 Donegal Road, Belfast.
15/09/2018 It seems he lived for a time in the Moneymore area.
15/09/2018 He is commemorated on Moneymore War Memorial (Assembly Rooms).
15/09/2018 Private Robert Patterson is buried in Namps-au-Val Cemetery in France.
15/09/2018 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.
15/09/2018 He was wounded during the retreat from St. Quentin and removed to one of the many hospitals at Namps for treatment.
15/09/2018 Robert enlisted in Belfast and joined the battalion in late 1917.
15/09/2018 The 1911 census lists Robert James as age 13 living with the family at house 106 in Canmore Street, Woodvale, Belfast. He was still at school.
15/09/2018 The 1901 census lists Robert as age 3, living with the family at house 5 in Matilda Street, St George's Ward, Belfast. His mother was a spinner and a widow.
15/09/2018 Sometime between 1898 and 1901, his father died.
15/09/2018 Known family: Unknown father, Rachel Patterson, Margaret Ellen Patterson (born 15th January 1890), Robert Patterson (born 13th December 1891), Alexander Patterson (born 6th July 1893), Nellie Patterson (born 31st October 1895), Robert James Patterson (born 18th April 1898).
15/09/2018 Robert Patterson was born at Ballymacarrett, County Down on 18th April 1898. He was the youngest of at least five children.
15/09/2018 Robert James Patterson was the youngest son of Rachel Patterson (nee Powers).
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