Robert Duncan Wilson

RankPrivate S/14975
MedalsBritish War Medal, Victory Medal
RegimentArgyll & Sutherland Highlanders 2nd Battalion
Military Service

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
Circumstances of Death

Killed on active service

MemorialThiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15 A and 16 C.
CWGC Information



James Wilson (c1851-1935) & Catherine S Duff (c1858-1915)

Father's Occupation

Letter press printer (1911)


Grace (c1881-), John (c1883-), James D (c1886-), William (c1889-), Agnes T (c1892-)




Not known


Bank clerk (1911)

1901 Census

15 Cleveland Street, Glasgow

1911 Census

114 Berkeley Street, Glasgow

Home Address

1916 – St Vincent Street, Glasgow

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Mnema Lair 143
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial

Other Information

His brothers, James and William, also served in the First World War

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Ancestry, and Find my past.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Family Search

Scotlands People

The Long, Long Trail

The Scottish War Memorials Project



Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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