Lurgan's Dead from The Great War 1914-18

Robert Black


Rifleman Black, Robert
Royal Irish Rifles

who died on
Thursday, 28th December 1916

Additional Information:
Son of Robert and Ellen Black,
of Old Portadown Road, Lurgan, Co. Armagh.

Lurgan Mail: 6th January 1917:

Military Funeral in Lurgan

After a long and painful illness, due to gas poisoning at the front, the death took place on Thursday last of ex-Rifleman Robert Black, R.I.R., a son of Mr Robert Black, Old Portadown Road. Deceased who volunteered at the outbreak of war, was first wounded at Hooge, and was subsequently a victim of gas poisoning, afterwards being discharged as unfit. The obsequies, thanks to representations made by Mr David Pedlow, were accorded military honours, a firing party of R.I.F., in charge of Sergeant Quinn, travelling especially from Armagh for the purpose. At the conclusion of the burial service, which was read by the Dean of Dromore, three volleys were fired over the grave, and the ceremony ended with the sounding of the “Last Post.”

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from information supplied by Richard Edgar from his book “Not Forgotten - Lurgan and the Great War”. Our grateful thanks to Barbara Harvey Freeburn for her research into Robert's last resting place.

We make this information freely available to genealogists and Family Historians, but at no time may this information be used on a pay site or sold for profit.

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