Robert Rodgers Buchan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 923
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion, 'B' Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 18.07.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Merville Communal Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: III.N.7.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 9 North Wellington St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Annie Buchan, 9 North Wellington St, Dundee

  • Father:

    John Buchan, 9 North Wellington St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    William

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Robert Rodgers Buchan

Robert Buchan   923   Black Watch

Another death recorded yesterday was that of 923 Private Robert Buchan, of the 2nd Battalion Black Watch.  Private Buchan, who was 25 years of age, was a member of the Indian Expeditionary Force, and died of wounds in the field hospital in France on 18th July.  He is the second son of John Buchan, who resides at 9 North Wellington Street.

Dundee People’s Journal 31st July 1915

Robert was the brother of Cpl William Buchan, 11550, 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, who was killed in action 08.03.1916.

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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