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Robert Walter Shields


Seaforth Cemetery, Cheddar Villa. Ypres Salient, Flanders, Falkirk District
Private Robert Walter Shields

2624 Private

‘A’ Company, 7th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 10th Infantry Brigade, 4th Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 26.4.15

Buried: Seaforth Cemetery, Cheddar Villa A.6


Family history: Son of John and Janet Baird, 112 Gairdoch Street, Carron Road, Falkirk. He was the half brother of Private James Baird 1 Battalion Royal Scots KIA 11.5.15 and who is listed in the Carron, Carronshore Roll. https://www.theypressalient.com/post/james-baird

Robert was employed as an irondresser with the Grahamston Iron Works before joining the Territorial battalion.

 

The action that lead to his death

For the action leading to his death see the article in the General link - 25 April 1915 - A Bloody Day at St Julien https://www.theypressalient.com/post/25-april-1915-a-bloody-day-at-st-julian 


Headstone


Seaforth Cemetery, Cheddar Villa. Authors image

 




















Medals Awarded:

1915 Star, The British War Medal, Victory Medal.



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