Robert Robinson Harrow

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 1690
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Southmead Infirmary, Bristol, England
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 21/11/1914
  • Burial Country: United Kingdom
  • Cemetery: Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Screen Wall. 4. 654.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
  • Address: 16 Crescent Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Mary Harrow, 10 Smellies Lane, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Harrow

  • Siblings:

    Sister, 20 Annfield St, Dundee

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Robert Robinson Harrow

Robert Robinson Harrow   1690   1st Black Watch

DUNDEE SOLDIER BURIED WITH MILITARY HONOURS.

Private R. R. Harrow, of the 1st Black Watch, who resided with his sister at 20 Annfield Street, Dundee, and who died in Southmead Infirmary Bristol, from wounds received when fighting near Ypres, was buried with full military honours.  Members of the Black Watch provided a gun carriage and firing party.  The coffin was covered with the Union Jack, and laid upon it was a wreath from the non-commissioned officers.

The Rev. John Conway, who, it may be mentioned is a brother of Mr R. F. Conway, dentist, Nethergate, Dundee, gave an impressive address.

Deceased was well known in the west end district of Dundee, and was for long a member of the West End football team.

Dundee Courier 27th November 1914

Robert shares a final resting place with 4 other men, they were:-

Pte Alexander Kemp, 10096, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders, who died of wounds, 16.11.1914

L/Cpl Charles Tell, 9465, 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding) Regiment, who died of wounds 07.12.1914

Pte Edward Dudley, 4922, 2nd Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, who died of wounds, 08.12.1914

Pte Albert Edward Frampton, 7th Battalion, Kings Own Shropshire Light Infantry, who died of wounds, 11.12.1914

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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