Marine Robert James Carson (PLY/15760) served in the Royal Marines during the Second World War. Born on 20th September 1894, he was the son of Thomas Carson and Tilly Carson of Omagh, Co. Tyrone, and the husband of Annie Carson of Empire Drive, Belfast.
Carson enlisted in the Royal Marine Light Infantry, Plymouth Division on 14th August 1912. He served in The Great War and the Second World War, totaling 22 years of service in the Marines.
Marine Carson died on 15th February 1941 aged 47 years old. Cause of death was as a result of injuries sustained in a road traffic accident in Scotland. His grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section C, Grave 55 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast.
Messrs. Wilton Funeral Directors of Rosewood Buildings, Crumlin Road, Belfast conducted the funeral arrangements. A gun carriage transported the coffin to the cemetery where a detachment of Royal Naval personnel and a firing party were in attendance. Reverend S.J. Greer conducted a short service in the home at Empire Drive, Belfast, and Reverend R.H. Campbell officiated at the graveside. Carson’s headstone bears the inscription:
Divided hands shall clasp again.