DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY
Friday, 19 October 2012
Corporal Robert Smyth - 12th Battalion R.I.R
19th October 1918 - 18795 Corporal Robert Smyth 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles died of wounds sustained during the Battle of Courtrai. Corporal Smyth was a member of Joymount Presbyterian Church in Carrickfergus and lived in Woodburn. He was born in Carrickfergus C1897 and enlisted with the Rifles in 1916. He is buried in Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery - Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station, believed to have been named after a southern Irish hunt, was a medical post 1.6 kilometres north of Ypres. The cemetery was begun in July 1917 and in October and November 1918, it was used by the 11th, 36th and 44th Casualty Clearing Stations. There are now 1,544 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery, 231 of the burials unidentified.
NAME; Smyth, Robert
SERV. NO; 18795
UNIT/SERVICE; 12th Batt
REGIMENT; Royal Irish Rifles
LIVED; Woodburn Carrickfergus
FATE; Died of Wounds, France, October 19th 1918 aged 21
CEMETERY; DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY (Belgium) - IV. J. 4.
CHURCH; Joymount Presbyterian
REMARKS; Son of Robert Smyth, of Woodburn, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim