Robert Caithness

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 9254
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 30
  • Date of Death: 21.10.1914
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Trou Aid Post Cemetery, Flairbaux
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: F.17.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 23 Ogilvies Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Margaret Caithness, 65 Main St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Walter Caithness, 65 Main St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Alexander

  • Spouse:

    Margaret McPherson Caithness, West Lynn, Mass, U.S.A.

  • Children:

    William, born 23.06.1911 & Elizabeth, born 18.09.1913

More about Robert Caithness

Robert Caithness   9254   Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Missing and Presumed to be Dead.

Private Robert Caithness, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 23 Ogilvie’s Road Dundee.

Dundee Courier 3rd June 1915

Private Robert Caithness, 2d Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, has fallen in the fighting in France.  A reservist, deceased was called up at the outbreak of the war.  He was 29 years of age, and resided at 23 Ogilvie’s Road.  He leaves a wife and two children.

Dundee People’s Journal 22nd January 1916

CAITHNESSKilled in action, on 21st October 1914, Private Robert Caithness, 9254, 2d Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, eldest son of Walter Caithness in his 30th year. – Inserted by his parents.―65 Main Street, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 22nd January 1916

CAITHNESSKilled in action, on 21st October 1914, Private Robert Caithness, 9254, 2d Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, beloved husband of Margaret Macpherson, in his 30th Year. ― Inserted by his widow, Mrs R. Caithness, 23 Ogilvie’s Road, Dundee, also his brother and sister-in-law Alec and Lucy Caithness, 7 Houston Street Glasgow.

Dundee People’s Journal 22nd January 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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