This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Robert David Fawns
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: S/8168
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 19
- Date of Death: 04.02.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 112 to 115
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 18 Ferry Rd, Dundee
- Occupation: Dundee Gas Corporation
Jennie Fawns, 18 Ferry Rd, Dundee
William Fawns, 18 Ferry Rd, Dundee
More about Robert David Fawns
Robert has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.
S-8168 Pte. Robert David Fawns, 8th Seaforth Highlanders, was killed in action on 4 February 1916, aged 19.
He was the son of Mr and Mrs Fawns, 18 Ferry Road, and had only been in France since September 1915.
Fawns was employed by Dundee Gas Corporation before the war, and ‘went through an operation in order to be medically fit’ to enlist.
He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
DUNDEE SOLDIER KILLED. Mr and Mrs Fawns, 18 Ferry Road, have received intimation that their son, Private Robert Fawns, aged 19, 8th Seaforths, was killed in action on 4th February. From information to hand he was killed while at an observation post by a German sniper. He was drafted to France in September last. He was very eager to enlist when war broke out, and went through an operation in order to be medically fit. Another brother, Private William Fawns, is in France with the R.A.M.C. Deceased was employed in the Dundee Corporation Gasworks. The Courier, Saturday, 19 February 1916, 4.
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