Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
4679   Rifleman Robert James Wright
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Dated added: 30/12/2015
Last updated: 18/06/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
30/08/1895
Died:
01/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age:
20
Summary
Robert James Wright was a son of Thomas and Sarah Wright. He was born in Magherafelt town on 30th August 1895. Robert was one of eight children. By 1901, the family were farming in Ballylifford, Salterstown, Moneymore. It is recorded that Rifleman Robert Wright died of wounds received on the first day of the battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916. It is not known if he was injured on that day. Read more on Rifleman Robert James Wright
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery:
Thiepval Memorial
Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref:
Panel 15A-15B
CWGC Casualty:
Summary
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details
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