Kane, Robert (No. 18/75)

Kane, Robert    

Rifleman

No. 18/75, 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Died of disease on Sunday 28 March 1920 (aged 21)

Buried:

Newtownards (Movilla) Cemetery, Co. Down, (Grave 1. 277)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Bangor and District War Memorial

Royal British Legion (Bangor Branch) Memorial Plaque

Comrades of the Great War (Bangor Branch) Album in North Down Museum

BIOGRAPHY

Robert Kane was born on 29 April 1898 at 65 Roundhill Street, Belfast and he was a son of Richard and Margaret Kane (nee Wilson) who were married on 22 January 1897 in High Street Presbyterian Church, Holywood.  Richard Kane from 6 Ribble Street, Ballymacarrett was a son of Samuel Kane, a labourer and Margaret Wilson from 34 Roundhill Street, Belfast was a daughter of John Wilson, a labourer.

The Kane family lived at 65 Roundhill Street, Belfast.

Richard Kane worked as a labourer in the shipyard and he and Margaret had two children:

Robert (born 29 April 1898 at 65 Roundhill Street, Belfast)

Ann (Annie) Wilson (born 8 February 1901 at 65 Roundhill Street, Belfast)

In the early 1900s the Kane family moved to the townland of Ballymaconnell, Bangor and Robert enlisted in July 1915.

Rifleman Robert Kane served with the 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles in 108th Brigade of the 36th (Ulster) Division and he was 21 when he died of pulmonary tuberculosis at Ballymaconnell, Bangor on 28 March 1920.

Rifleman Robert Kane was buried in Movilla Cemetery, Newtownards and he is commemorated on Bangor and District War Memorial; in the Comrades of the Great War (Bangor Branch) Album in North Down Museum (Page 49) and on the Memorial Plaque in Royal British Legion Bangor Branch.