|Bailleul Communal British Cemetery|
Monday, 10 June 2013
Sergeant Robert Dalton 12th Battalion R.I.R - Died 8th June 1917
NAME; Dalton, Robert Cromwell
SERV. NO; 17557
UNIT/SERVICE; 12th Batt
REGIMENT; Royal Irish Rifles
LIVED; Lower Woodburn, Carrickfergus
FATE; Died of Wounds, France, June 8th 1917 – Aged 24
CEMETERY; BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD (France) - III. C. 228.
CHURCH; 1st Carrickfergus Presbyterian
MEMORIAL;REMARKS; Robert was the son of Thomas and Agnes Dalton and brother to William, Joanna and David. Robert died in a clearing station in the town of Bailleul, France following injuries sustained during the Ulster Divisions attack on Messines Ridge. He was buried just beside the clearing station in the Bailleul Communal Cememtery along with 124 other solider from the Royal Irish Rifles. According to the 1911 census he worked as a messenger boy in Carrickfergus, news of his death was published in the Belfast Telegraph in late summer 1917.