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Robert W Brunton

Rank: Private
Townland: Barracks
Town/Village: Kildare
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Alternative Address: Lisryan, Co. Longford/ Houstan, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Census 1901:
Census 1911: Resident near Netherfield Cottage, Houston, Paisley, Scotland.
Regiment/Unit: Royal Irish Regiment, 2nd Battalion; [Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion]
Regiment Number: 18152; [5039]
Date of Death: 03-09-1916
Cause: Killed in action, Battle of Guillemont (Somme), France
Memorial: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France

Robert was born c.1881 in Lisryan, Co. Longford. By 1911 he was working as a farm labourer in Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Here he lived in a bothy near Netherfield Cottage, with two men from Co. Donegal. 

Pte Brunton had a long military career, serving in the Second Boer War and earning six clasps for his service. He re-enlisted for the Great War at Paisley, Scotland, and entered the war in December 1915; he died during the Somme Offensive in 1916. 

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Notes: May have also been in the Gloucestershire Regiment.

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