This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Robert Lumsden Duthie
- Date of enlistment: February 1915
- Place of enlistment: Forfar
- Service no: 202286
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 20
- Date of Death: 16/04/1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture
- Grave/Mem Ref no: III.D.4.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dumfries
- Address: 81 High Street, Lochee, Dundee
- Occupation: Mill Worker, Camperdown Jute Works, Dundee
Isabella Duthie, 81 High St, Lochee
John Duthie, 81 High St, Lochee
James, Charles & Bertie
More about Robert Lumsden Duthie
Robert was the brother of Driver James Duthie, 71309, 256th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery who died of wounds 11.09.1917, and Petty Officer Charles Duthie, M.M. Clyde Z/2434, Drake Battalion Royal Naval Division and Pte Bertie Duthie who both also served and returned home safely.
Both C.W.G.C & S.D.G.W. record this man as LUMSDEN Robert, but he is listed as Robert Lumsden Duthie on the original Dundee Roll of Honour.
His C.W.G.C. headstone is inscribed “Beloved son of Mr & Mrs John Duthie 81 High St, Lochee, Scotland”
Robert Lumsden (Duthie) 202286 Black Watch
Enlisted When 17.
Private Robert Lumsden or Duthie, adopted son of Mr John Duthie, 81 High Street, Lochee, enlisted in February, 1915, when only 17 years of age, and was wounded and gassed in November last. Prior to joining up he was employed in Camperdown Jute Works. Three other members of the family are serving, while Driver James Duthie, R.F.A., was killed.
Dundee Courier 9th May 1918
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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