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Robert Tait McSwain
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: CH/18204
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry
- Unit/Ship: H.M.S. Theseus
- Place of Death: H.M.S. Theseus
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 28.07.1918
- Burial Country: Greece
- Cemetery: Syra New British Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Spec. Memorial, 6
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
Isabella McSwain, 27 Crichton St, Dundee
Alexander McSwain, 27 Crichton St, Dundee
More about Robert Tait McSwain
Robert was the brother of Pte Alexander McSwain 9243, 1st Battalion, Black Watch, who was killed in action 09.05.1915.
According to the ships log, Robert died aboard H.M.S. Theseus and was buried the day after his death.
Robert Tait McSwain CH/18204 Royal Marine Light Infantry
Private Robert Tait McSwain, R.M.L.I., eldest son of Mr and Mrs Alexander McSwain, 27 Crichton Street, Dundee, has died from the effects of dysentery. Deceased was 22 years of age.
Dundee Courier 1st August 1918
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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