1. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.120
2. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour46C GQS

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Unit / Ship / Est.: 26th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery 

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Robert enlisted into the Royal Garrison Artillery on the 11th December 1915. He joined the 198th Heavy Battery, embarking from Southampton and landing in France on the 21st November 1916, joining the 26th Heavy Battery a few days later and remaining with that unit until his death on 14th October 1918. He died from shrapnel wounds received to his chin, thigh and leg at the Field Ambulance station. His rank is Gunner, but he may have been employed as a Driver.

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The Royal British Legion - Carlisle and Stanwix Branch cite: "Gunner Robert Harrington Deighton, of the Royal Garrison Artillery, 26th Heavy Battery, died, at a field ambulance station, from wounds received in action on 14th October 1918, aged 39, and is buried at Ypres Reservoir Cemetery. He was the younger son of the late Edward and Elizabeth Deighton of Currock. He had been in business as a gentlemen’s outfitter in the Lowther Arcade for a number of years but, at the time of his enlistment under the Derby scheme in 1915, he was described in his service record as being employed as a commercial traveller. He married Mary Isabel Bell at Stanwix on 7 June 1911 and they set up home at 3 Stanwix Bank but do not appear to have had any family. Robert was a Freemason, an excellent swimmer, winning prizes in competitions in Carlisle and Talkin Tarn, one of the founders of an athletic school In Carlisle and a much esteemed member of Stanwix Bowling Club."

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Border City No. 2906 E.C.Cumberland & Westmoreland

9th November 1906
14th December 1906
14th January 1907

Records at United Grand Lodge show that Robert was "Killed in Action 14 Oct 1918" after three years of war service.

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