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Robert Dunsmuir

2824 Private

‘D’ Coy, 1/7th Battalion, 10th Infantry Brigade, 4th Division

Age: 27

Date of Death: Killed in Action 25.4.15

Buried: Menin Gate Memorial Panel 42 to 44

Family history: Son of Isabella Dunsmuir, 19 Bank Street, Falkirk. He was employed as a miner at Callendar Colliery before enlisting.

He wrote home to his parents in January 1915, and his letter was featured in the Falkirk Herald, with the heading 'Laughing, Joking, and Singing'

The action leading to his death

See the article in the General section 25 April 1915 - A Bloody Day at St Julien

His company commander Captain D Frew wrote home to Robert Dunsmuir's mother where he advised her that her son had died shot through the heart. This was not uncommon that next of kin were advised of instantaneous death in order to spare them the truth.

Medals Awarded:

1915 Star, The British War Medal, Victory Medal.

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