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23217   Private Robert Carleton
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 04/09/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 30/04/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 47
Summary      
Robert Carlton was the son of Mrs Margaret Carleton. Robert was born about 1870 in Tamlaght, County Derry. The 1911 census lists Robert as age 40, working as a servant at house 23 in Moyknock, Kilrea, Londonderry. The census notes that he was married. Robert was living in Portglenone when he enlisted in Kilrea. Private Robert Carleton was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France & Flanders on 30th April 1917. He was 47 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension
  Bailleul, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave III-B-115
CWGC Casualty 198683
Summary      
Bailleul is a large town in France, near the Belgian border, 14.5 Kms south-west of Ieper and on the main road from St. Omer to Lille. From the Grand Place, take the Ieper road and 400 metres along this road is a sign indicating the direction of the cemetery. Turn right into a small road and follow for approximately 400 metres. The cemetery is on the right and the Communal Cemetery Extension is at the bottom end.
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Local Memorial Details

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1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 49
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Robert Carlton 1901 census lists Robert as age 28, a servant, at house 186 in Craigs, Dunminning, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Robert Carlton 1911 census lists Robert as age 40, a servant, at house 23 in Moyknock, Kilrea, Londonderry
3 BillionGraves.com Photo of Private Robert Carleton's grave
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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