Robert Cocks Cunningham

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no:
  • Rank: Captain
  • Awards: Military Cross
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 32
  • Date of Death: 03.09.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 10A

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 19.11.1884
  • Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Chartered Accountant
  • Mother:

    Christian Ann Cocks Cunningham, “Hillside” Broughty Ferry

  • Father:

    William Ogilvie Cunningham, “Hillside” Broughty Ferry

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More about Robert Cocks Cunningham

Robert has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

Awarded the Military Cross on 3rd June 1916, for very gallant work in carrying in a wounded officer for a considerable distance under very heavy fire a Mauquissart on 25th September 1915, and afterwards as only officer left with the battalion showing considerable ability in rallying the men.

 

Information supplied by Gary Thomson

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