Robert Neil

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 18417
  • Rank: Driver
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: 69th Field Company
  • Place of Death: Dundee War Hospital
  • Age at Death: 30
  • Date of Death: 07.03.1919
  • Burial Country: Scotland
  • Cemetery: Dundee Eastern Necropolis
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: GG.3.621.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 20 Lawson Place, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Susan Neil

  • Father:

    Thomas Neil

  • Siblings:

    Alexander Gibson Neil, George Harrison Neil, James Neil & William Neil

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Robert Neil

3 of his brothers also fell, they were, Pte George Harrison Neil 2130, 2nd Battalion Black Watch, killed in action 25.09.1915, Sgt James Neil 7047, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, killed in action 15.05.1915 & Sergeant William Neil 7459, 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry, killed in action 15.05.1915. His brother Alexander served as a private with the 2nd Divisional Train, Canadian Army Service Corps, 135936, and returned home safely.

Robert Neil   18417   Royal Engineers

NEIL___At the War Hospital, suddenly, on the 7th March 1919, of pneumonia following influenza, 18417 Driver Robert Neil, aged 30, dearly beloved son of Mrs Neil, 2 Kinnaird Street Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 22nd March 1919

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by John Kennedyand Michael Caldwell.

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