James McIntyre Jane McIntyre Mary Elizabeth McIntyre James McIntyre Denis McIntyre Susanna McIntyre Charles McIntyre Edward McIntyre Alexander McIntyre Margaret McIntyre Robert McIntyre Mary Jane McCrory Ellen McIntyre Elizabeth Wade Mini tree diagram
Robert McIntyre

Robert McIntyre

26th Mar 18861,2 - 14th Nov 19145,6

Life History

26th Mar 1886

Born in Waring Street, Lurgan, Co. Armagh.1,2

Birth registered by Jane Leatham "Present at Birth" who gave the childs name as "William McEntyre"

28th Mar 1886

Baptised in Shankhill Parish, Lurgan.2


Occupation Painter.1


Resident in Waring Street, Lurgan, Co. Armagh.1


Occupation Rifleman 8840, 2nd Btn Royal Irish Rifles.3


Resident in Citadel Barracks, Western Heights, Dover, Kent.3


Occupation Painter (although he was a serving as a regular soldier).4


Resident in Edward Street, Lurgan, Co. Armagh.4

11th Jul 1914

Married Mary Jane McCrory in Lurgan, Co. Armagh.4

27th Sep 1914

Birth of son Robert McIntyre in Edward Street, Lurgan, Co. Armagh.7,8,4

14th Nov 1914

Died in in Action in Belgium.5,6

When war was declared on 4 August 1914 the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles was based at Tidworth, Wiltshire as part of the 7th Brigade in the 3rd Division of the British Army.
This Division was the first to be mobilised against Germany. Ten days after the declaration of war the battalion landed at Rouen and moved towards Mons, Belgium.

The Battalion was involved in the Battle of Mons on 22 August 1914. It was here that the first British shot of the war took place, when Corporal E. Thomas of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards opened fire.

By the end of this battle just over 1,600 British troops were killed, wounded or missing.

Robert McIntyre died during the next engagement that his battalion was involved in, The Battle of Nonne Bosschen which began on 11th November 1914.

Between 14 October and 30 November 1914, 2,298 officers and 51,807 men were killed, wounded or went missing.

Robert McIntyre has no known grave and is remembered on both the  Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Leper, Belgium,  (Panel 40) and the Lurgan War Memorial.

Death Certificate Reference:  GRO War Death Army Other Ranks  (1914-1921) V1.75 Page 99

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