Robert McLellan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3/2495
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 22.10.1914
  • Burial Country: Bulgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37

Personal Information

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

    Helen McLellan, 114 Slater St, Paterson, New Jesrsey, USA

  • Father:

    William McLellan, 14 Hunter St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Walter & William

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Robert McLellan


Private Robert M’Lellan 1st Black Watch, 14 Hunter Street, Dundee, is officially reported missing since 11th November.  Private M’Lellan is 20 years of age, and enlisted in the 3rd Black Watch on the outbreak of the war, but was attached to the 1st Battalion on being drafted to the front. Pte. M’Lellan has two brothers at present serving with the colours—Private Walter M’Lellan, 2d Royal Scots, and William M’Lellan, Royal Engineers.

Dundee Courier 18th June 1915

Robert McLellan   3/2495   Black Watch



The relatives of Private Robert M’Lellan, a Dundee member of the 1st Black Watch, of whom nothing has been heard for over a year would be grateful if any soldiers who know of M’lellan’s actual fate will inform them accordingly.  He went missing in November, 1914, in the encounter at Ypres with the Prussian Guards, and, although it almost certain he must have fallen, official notification of his death has never come to-hand. M’Lellan’s home is at 14 Hunter Street, and his relatives are anxious to have authentic news from someone who was on the spot of what happened to him.  He was nineteen years of age, and prior to the war was an assistant overseer in a local mill.  A brother, who is in the Royal Scots, has just left again for foreign service, having recovered from wounds.  Another brother is in the Royal Engineers.

Dundee Courier 19th February 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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