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Robert Irwin Bain (1842 - 1922)

Sergeant Robert Irwin [uncertain] Bain
Born in Ballynahinch, County Down, Irelandmap
Husband of — married about 1873 in Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africamap
Husband of — married 1887 in Seaforde, Loughin Island, County Down, Irelandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Drumaness, County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdommap
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Profile last modified | Created 25 Aug 2020 | Last significant change: 7 Apr 2021
20:33: Eric Bain edited the Middle Name for Robert Irwin Bain (1842-1922). [Thank Eric for this]
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Robert was born in 1842. He passed away in 1922.

Baptism records name as "Robert Irvine" Marriage record for son Herbert John records father's names as "Robert Irwin" Death notice records name as "Robert Erwin"

He was a sergeant in the British Army. Family lore states that he served in South Africa, perhaps also India.

His British Army service records record that he served with the 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot (later to become the Royal Irish Rifles).

UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records, 1760-1920: Name: Robert Bain Enlistment Age: 18 Birth Date: abt 1842 Birth Place: Magheradioll Down Enlistment Year: 1860 Regiment: 86th Regt Of Foot Regimental Number: 636 Attestation Paper: Yes

His first wife, Sarah WOOF, died young. They had 6 children. Robert married a second time to Margaret Ann McKEOWN. They had 7 children.


  • 1842 Baptism record
  • Ireland, Civil Registration Marriages Index, 1845-1958
  • UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records, 1760-1920
  • 1901 Irish Census
  • 1911 Irish Census

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