Robert Duncan Wilson

Private S/14975
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Battalion
Nothing is known in any detail about Wilson’s military service.  He was not entitled to the 1914-15 Star so he did not reach France until sometime in 1916.  He was drafted to a regular battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders which had been serving in France since August 1914.  By August 1916 it was part of 98th Brigade, 33rd Division and involved in the attacks on High Wood during the Battle of the Somme.
c1893, Glasgow
Death28th August 1916
Killed on active service
MemorialThiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15 A and 16 C.
James Wilson (c1851-1935) & Catherine S Duff (c1858-1915)
Letter press printer (1911)
Grace (c1881-), John (c1883-), James D (c1886-), William (c1889-), Agnes T (c1892-)
Not known
Bank clerk (1911)
15 Cleveland Street, Glasgow
114 Berkeley Street, Glasgow
1916 – St Vincent Street, Glasgow
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Mnema Lair 143
Scottish National War Memorial
His brothers, James and William, also served in the First World War
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Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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