18/910 Rifleman Robert James Dempester

8th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

7th June 1917

Born in Comber, County Down,Ireland in 1889.

His parents were James Dempester(born 1867) and

Isabella Patterson(1869-1905). They were married in 1888.

Robert had 2 brothers,William Stewart(born in 1898) and Alexander(born in 1903). He also had 2 sisters,

Emily(born in 1890) and Isabella(born in 1896).

In the Irish census that was recorded on 31/03/1901,

the family were living in Carnasure,Comber,County Down. James is employed as an agricultural labourer.

Robert enlisted in Clandeboye County Down and he was

killed in action on 07/06/1917.

In his will dated 10/12/1916,he left all his property and effects to his father.

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