Kilbride Parish Church War Memorial



Robert Moore Hamill

Date of Birth – c.1890

Place of Birth – Randalstown

Date of enlistment – unknown

Place of enlistment - Ballyclare

Address at time of enlistment – Coggrey, Doagh

Next of Kin – Maggie Hamill (wife)

Address of next of kin – Coggrey, Doagh

Trade or Calling – General labourer in paper mill

Service No. 17778

Unit – 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Rank – Corporal

Died – 1st July 1916

Place of Death – The Somme, France

Age at Death – 26

Buried – Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel, France.  Grave reference I.D. 45

Commemorations –Ballyclare War Memorial, Randalstown Royal British Legion Garden of Remembrance, Drummaul Parish Church (Randalstown) and Kilbride Parish Church.

Marital status – Married 22nd October 1909 (GRONI reference M/1909/P1/2060/2/66)

Married – Kilbride Parish Church

Wife’s Name – Maggie (Margaret) Hamill (née Mayne) born 10th April 1886 (GRONI reference U/1886/5/1001/10/397).  Maggie had a twin sister called Jane. 

Wife’s Address – Coggrey, Doagh

Maggie’s parents were Thomas Mayne and Lizzie Mayne (née Herbison)

Issue – (to be confirmed) 

Thomas – born 4th August 1911 (GRONI reference U/1911/5/1001/21/7)

Robert – born 24th August 1912 (GRONI reference U/1912//5/1001/21/214)

David – born 14th November 1914 (GRONI reference U/1914/5/1001/22/154).

Drummaul Parish Church, Randalstown

Drummaul Parish Church, Randalstown

War Memorial Plaque in Drummaul Parish Church, Randalstown

War Memorial Plaque in Drummaul Parish Church, Randalstown


Royal British Legion Memorial Garden, Randalstown Adjacent to 1st Randalstown Parish Church

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Records Available

The National Archives

Medal card available

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Ancre British Cemetery

National Archives of Ireland

1911 Census Record

1911 Census – Ballycorr, Ballyclare

Robert M. Hamill, Head of Family, Church of Ireland, Read and write, General labourer in paper mill, Married one year, Co. Antrim

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