Robert William Cassels

Royal Fusiliers 10th (Stockbrokers) Battalion
No details are known of Cassels’ service though his Medal Index Card records that he went to France on 13th October 1915, approximately 3 months after the main body of the battalion.  The battalion was part of 111th Brigade, 37th Division and its first major action in France was the Battle of the Ancre 13th – 18th November 1916.
Death17th November 1916
The battalion’s war diary does not record any casualties during the 17th November but on the night of the 17th/18th the Machine Gun team was hit by a shell and most of the men were killed. However the Royal Fusiliers Museum does not believe Cassels was one of these men judging by his regimental number.
MemorialThiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
Son of the late John Robert and Jane Torrance Cassels. Barrister at Law, and a Member of Lincoln's Inn.
John R Cassels (c1844-1906) & Jane T Cross (1848-1880)
Iron and Coal Master (Glasgow Iron and Steel company)
Marion C (c1879-), Jane C W (1880-1904)
Fettes College, Moredun House (1890-1894) It is not known whereabouts he studied law.
Barrister, member of Lincoln’s Inn
6 Park Street East, Glasgow
Fettes college, Edinburgh [Home address Home Hill, Logie, Perthshire]
Homehill House, Chalton Road, Logie, Stirlingshire
Not known
1914 – Adelphi, London
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Kappa Lair 90
Scottish National War Memorial Lincoln’s Inn War Memorial
Cousin of Captain Robert W Cassels, 17th HLI, died 1st July 1916
Acknowledgements and SourcesMuch 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 the Royal Fusiliers Museum, Ancestry, and Find my past. Commonwealth War Graves Commission Family Search Scotland's 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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