Robert Hain

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 12057
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Irish Guards
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 33
  • Date of Death: 12.04.1918
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 1

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 14 Nelson St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Mrs E. Hain, 14 Nelson St, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Margaret Hain, 6 North Wellington St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Norah, born 27.08.1916

More about Robert Hain

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

Robert Hain 12057   Irish Guards


A Former Parish Councillor.

Private Robert Hain, Irish Guards, was before enlisting a year ago secretary of the Dunkeld Diocesan Insurance Society.  He was a teacher, and held appointments successively in St Mary’s, Forebank, and St Joseph’s R.C. Schools, Dundee.  Private Hain is a native of Dundee, and his home is at 14 Nelson Street.  He was for some time a member of Dundee Parish Council.

Dundee Courier 22nd May 1918

Prisoner of War

Private Robert Hain, Irish Guards, who was previously reported missing, enlisted a year ago, prior to which he was secretary of the Dunkeld Diocesan Insurance Society.  Private Hain, whose home is at 40 Nelson Street, was formerly a teacher, and held appointments in St Mary’s, Forebank, and St Joseph’s R.C. School.  appointments successively in St Mary’s, Forebank, and St Joseph’s R.C.

Dundee Courier 29th May 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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