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7881   Private Robert Falls
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 06/04/1885
Died: 26/08/1914 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
Robert Falls was a son of John and Margaret Falls of Blue Doors, Coolkeeghan, Cookstown. Robert enlisted in 1903 and had served for a time in China. He was a life long friend of Private William Nixon. The two friends were almost the same age and lived next door to each other. Tragically they died on the same day. His younger brother, Samuel was killed in action while serving with the Scots Guards on 27th September 1915 at the Battle of Loos.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial
  La Ferte, Seine-et-Marne, 
Grave Ref:
CWGC Casualty 878551
La Ferte-sous-Jouarre is a small town 66 kilometres to the east of Paris, located on the main road (N3) running east from Paris. The Memorial is situated in a small park on the south-western edge of the town, on the south bank of the River Marne, just off the main road to Paris, The Memorial Register is kept at the Town Hall.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
3 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 18
2 Derryloran Parish Church 1915
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Falls family 1901 census lists Robert as age 17 at house 10 in Killymoon Demesne, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists Falls family 1911 census does not list Robert at house 10 in Killymoon Demesne, Cookstown
3 Battle Of Cateau The Battle of Le Cateau was essentially a rearguard actionů
4 Derryloran Parish Church of Ireland Roll of Honour Published in the Mid-Ulster Mail on Saturday 2 January 1915
5 Photo of Private Robert Falls' inscription can be purchased here
6 Forum discussion (GWF) Some details of the Falls brothers
7 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here (No 4881)
8 Private Samuel Falls Younger brother of Private Robert Falls
9 Private William Nixon Friend
10 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Robert Falls
11 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Robert Falls' inscription can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023