Ref ID: 7792
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate relating to Rifleman Robert Smyth.
Name: Robert Smyth.
Service Number: 8997.
Battalion: 2nd Battalion.
Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles.
Died: 18th March 1915.
Address: 196 Leopold Street, Belfast
Robert Smyth, brother of Arthur, James, Annie and Mary Smyth, lived at 196 Leopold Street, Shankill, Belfast
Robert joined the Royal Irish Rifles.
He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France on the 12th September 1914.
Robert was a Rifleman in 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles when he was Killed In Action on the 18th March 1915
A local newspaper states
Intimation has been received that Rifleman Robert Smyth, 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, was killed in action on the 18th ult. Prior to volunteering for service with his old regiment deceased was employed in the flax department of Messrs Ewarts mils. Another brother, Arthur, is also at the front with the 1st R.I. Rifles. Robert formerly resided with his brother, Mr James Smyth, at 196 Leopold Street, Belfast, and other near relatives in Kerrera Street and Disraeli Street
Roberts Soldiers Effects were left to his sisters Annie and Mary, and brother James.
His Will states the following, In the event of my death I give 5 Annie Smith 2 Kerrera Street, Belfast. And I give 5 to Mary Smith 13 Kerrera Street, Belfast, and I give the remainder of my values to J Smith 196 Leopold Street, Belfast.
Robert received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914 Star.
He is Remembered at Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium.
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