Robert Tait McSwain

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: CH/18204
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 208 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Isabella McSwain, 208 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    Alexander McSwain, 208 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Alexander

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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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