Robert Isles

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: January 1916
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 15048
  • Rank: Guardsman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 14.10.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Bleuet Farm Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.A.12.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 21.09.1917
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 153 Lochee Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Trainee Teacher
  • Mother:

    Mary Melville Isles, 153 Lochee Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Isles, 153 Lochee Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Jessie, James, David & Elizabeth

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Robert Isles

Private Isles was killed by a bomb from a German aeroplane. He was studying for the teaching profession at Dundee Training College when war broke out. He enlisted in January 1916 and had been at the front for about 17 months.

Robert Isles   15048   Scots Guards


Pte. Robert Isles, of the Scots Guards, who was killed in action on the 14th inst., was the youngest son of Mrs Isles 153 Lochee Road. Dundee.

Twenty years of age, Pte. Isles, who was a former pupil of Morgan Academy, was studying for the teaching profession at Dundee Training College when war broke out.  He enlisted in January, 1916, and had been at the front for about seventeen months.

Writing to Mrs Isles, Lieut. Arthur Kinnaird, his company officer, states :–“Your son was a very gallant soldier and very popular in the company, and we shall all miss him.  He was buried yesterday in a cemetery close at hand, and you can rest assured that his grave will be well looked after.”

Dundee Courier 22nd October 1917

Information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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