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.