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29062   Private Robert Mitchell
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 27/11/1896
Died: 30/05/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Robert Mitchell was born in Coagh. Before the war Robert was employed by Duff Brothers in Coagh. News of his death was first conveyed to Robertís mother by his cousin, Sergeant Joseph Mitchell, who was also his Platoon sergeant, and who stated in a letter that Robert was killed instantly by a shell in a rest camp where they were just settling down to a period of rest after getting out of the trenches.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Canada Farm Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 4-A-4
CWGC Casualty 435950
Canada Farm Cemetery is located 8.5 kilometres north-west of Ieper town centre, on the Elzendammestraat, a road leading from the Veurnseweg (N8) connecting Ieper to Elverdinge and on to Veurne. From Ieper town centre the Veurnseweg (N8) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then turning right onto Haiglaan. Veurnseweg is a continuation of Haiglaan. On reaching the village of Elverdinge the Steentjesmolenstraat, N333, leads towards Poperinge. 2 kilometres along the Steentjesmolenstraat lies the right hand turning onto Elzendammestraat. The cemetery itself is located 1 kilometre along the Elzendammestraat on the right hand side of the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh War Memorial Coagh
2 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 2 Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 264
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Mitchell family Lists Robert as age 4 living with the family at house 8 in Urbal, Coagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Mitchell family Lists Robert James as age 14 living with the family at house 10 in Urbal, Coagh, Tyrone
3 Photo of Private Robert Mitchell's grave
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Robert Mitchell's grave can be purchased here
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