Robert Galloway Buchan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: February 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 200924
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 29.10.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 94 to 96

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 110 Victoria Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Clepington Jute Works, Arklay St, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Margaret Urquhart Buchan, 110 Victoria Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Urquhart, 110 Victoria Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    David

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Robert Galloway Buchan

Robert has no known grave but is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial. He was the brother of Able Seaman David Buchan, Clyde Z/5216, Nelson Battalion R.N.V.R. who died 13.11.1916.

Robert Galloway Buchan   200924   Black Watch

DUNDEE FAMILY’S DOUBLE LOSS.

Private C. Buchan, Lewis Gun Section, Black Watch, son of Mr James Urquhart, 110 Victoria Road, Dundee, has been killed in action.  Deceased was another of Dundee’s sons who joined up although he was not of military age.  He enlisted in February, 1915, and was wounded in August last.  Private Buchan who was 20 years of age, was previously employed in Clepington Works.  His other brother, David, who was attached to the Naval Division was killed in November last year.

Dundee Courier 12th November 1917

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, further additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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