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Robert Patterson
  Occupation   Boiler Maker  
  Regiment   Royal Irish Rifles 8th Battalion  
  Service No. - Rank   863 - Rifleman  
  Date of Death   2nd July 1917 aged 36  
  Remembered   Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B.  
  CWGC Certificate   Click to Download  

Robert was born on 19 May 1879 in Co. Down of parents William John and Charlotte Patterson, Dromore, Co. Down. They had 3 children namely Robert, Agnes and Hugh and lived at 10 Upper Frank Street, Belfast. Robert was married to Mary E Patterson and lived at 46 Belvoir Street, Belfast. He embarked for France on 5 October 1915 and died on 2 July 1916 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. His widow Mary E Patterson received a War Gratuity of £7 and 10 shillings.