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Private Robert McCready

 

McCready

 

Robert McCready was born on 9 May 1898 at 3 Jamison Street, Belfast, the eighth of nine children of lithographic printer William McCready and his wife Mary (formerly Simpson). By 1911 he was living with his family at 26 Sunnyside Street, Belfast.

McCready enlisted in the North Irish Horse at Antrim between 6 and 17 May 1916 (No.2169 – later Corps of Hussars No.71705).

At some time after August 1917 he transferred to the 1/1st Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers), joining the regiment in Egypt. However he died at Alexandria on 6 August 1918.

Private McCready was buried at Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, grave A.235. His gravestone inscription reads:

H/71705 PRIVATE
R. MC CREADY
NOTTS. SHERWOOD RANGERS YEO
6TH AUGUST 1918 AGE 20

 

Image kindly provided by Steve Rogers, Project Co-ordinator of the The War Graves Photographic Project, www.twgpp.org.