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).
Royal British Legion Memorial Garden, Randalstown Adjacent to 1st Randalstown Parish Church
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The National Archives
Medal card available
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
National Archives of Ireland
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
Great War Belfast Clippings
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