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Robert was the son of J. W. and Isabella Rutherford. He was educated at Seaton Delaval Council School, then between 1908 and 1911 at Armstrong College where he obtained a BSc. in June 1911.
Robert was killed in action at the Somme on 15th September 1916 aged 27.
Robert is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in the Somme, France.
Robert is also commemorated on a panel in Seaton Delaval First School, where he was a former pupil.
UK Census registers, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
UK Military Service Records, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
Newcastle University Archives (Roll of Service, Armstrong College Calendars, The Northerner Student Magazine)
North East War Memorials Project
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Sophie Anderton, Ian Johnson, Alan Callender.
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