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Robert Wilson

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2458 Private

2nd Battalion, Royal Scots, 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division

Age: 33

Date of Death: 24.3.15

Buried: Menin Gate Memorial Panel 11

Family history: Brother of Elizabeth W Mitchell, 8 Wilson Buildings, High Street, Falkirk. He was employed as a casual labourer. He previously served in the 3rd Battalion, Royal Scots being discharged time expired on 8 May 1912. He re-enlisted on 17 July 1912 for 4 years joining the 2nd Battalion. He was unmarried and he listed his sister Elizabeth as his next of kin, although he did have one other sister and a brother.

The action leading to his death

The Battalion were in the trenches in front of Vierstraat.


The War Diary entry for the 24 March records one man killed.

 Medals Awarded:

1914 Star, The British War Medal, Victory Medal.

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