Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
13890   Private Robert Sands
Dated added: 30/12/2015
Last updated: 15/06/2017
Personal Details
9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
08/05/1916 (Killed in Action)
Robert Sands was the second son of William and Ellen / Eleanor Sands. Robert was born about 1893 in Tamlaght, Coagh, County Tyrone. He was one of ten children. The family lived in Coagh. His father was a labourer. Before joining the army, Robert was a member of Coagh Company of Ulster Volunteers, and was a member of Drumconvis LOL 794. Private Robert Sands was killed in action on the night of 7th/8th May 1916, soon after a successful trench raid against the enemy.
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Cemetery Details
PORTRAIT Cemetery:
Grave Ref:
Grave D-45
CWGC Casualty:
Authuile (now Authuille), is a village 5 Kms north of Albert. Authuile Military Cemetery is on the south side of the village. The Cemetery is signposted on the main road (D159) through the village.
Local Memorial Details
No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh War Memorial Coagh
2 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013- WW1 - Panel 2 Coagh
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Sands Family Lists Robert as age 8 at house 10 in Aghaveagh, Coagh
2 1911 Census lists Sands brothers Lists Robert as age 18 at house 3 in Mullaghtironey, Coagh, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Sands family Does not list Robert as living with the family at house 3 in Urbal, Coagh, Tyrone
4 Brother - David Sands Also served in the the war
5 Brother - Fred Sands Also served in the the war
6 Cookstown War Dead Full details on Cookstown War Dead
Coagh & District in WW1