Ref ID: 6549


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate relating to Lance Corporal Robert Russell Irvine.

Life Story

Name: Robert Russell Irvine.

Service Number: 5952.

Rank: Lance Corporal.

Battalion: 7th Battalion.

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles.

Born: 14th June 1898.

Died: 9th September 1916.

Address: 152 Leopold Street, Belfast


Robert Russell Irvine, son of Samuel and Jemima Irvine, lived at 152 Leopold Street, Shankill, Belfast


The 1901 Ireland Census has Robert living at 7 Greenwell Street, Newtownards, County Down with his mother, occupation, Millworker, father, Labourer Millworker, two brothers, John, 4 years, Samuel, under 1 year, and his Grandmother, Annie Higgins, 50 years, Domestic Servant Housekeeper


The 1911 Ireland Census has Robert living at 151 Leopold Street, Shankill, County Antrim with his mother, Yarn Carding Master Mill Reeler, father, Carding Master Millworker, three brothers, John, 14 years, Samuel, 10 years, Hugh, 4 years, and grandmother Annie Higgins, 58 years, Housekeeper


Robert joined the Royal Irish Rifles.

He was a Lance Corporal in the 7th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles when he was Killed In Action on the 9th September 1914 aged 18 years


A local newspaper states.

Previously reported missing on September 9, it has now been officially reported that Lance Corporal R. R. Irvine Royal Irish Rifles, was killed on that date. He was just 18 years of age, and son f Mr Samuel Irvine, 152 Leopold Street, Belfast. Deceased had served four years of his apprentice ship in the Edenderry Spinning Company, but at the time of enlistment he was employed at Messrs Combe Barbour's


Roberts Soldiers Effects were left to his father.

Dependant Pension Application Form shows his mother and father claimants


See uncle also: 7587 Rifleman John Irvine 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles


Robert received the British War Medal and Victory Medal


He is Remembered at Thiepval Memorial, France.

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Shankill Roll of Honour




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Roll of Honour or Memorial

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